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Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Robert I. Freedman, MD, and Joan Bach, MD.
A 2-month-old female infant presented with a six-week history of a generalized eruption which according to the mother appears in crops. The lesions have increased in number and severity since their first appearance; however, the mother thinks that during the past week there has been some resolution.When the condition first appeared, the patient was seen by the family physician and a diagnosis of chicken-pox was made. The eruption, however, persisted during the following three weeks. The infant was referred to our office on Sept 22, 1966, and examination on that date revealed a healthy-appearing baby with papular, discrete, 2 to 3 mm lesions in various stages of development involving the scalp, trunk, and extremities. Some were either crusted or had central ulceration while others were skin-colored and noncrusted. There was moderate involvement of
Linden IH, Carney JW. THE LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(6):656-658. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600360102018