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September 1970

Reactive Perforating CollagenosisExperimental Production of the Lesion

Author Affiliations

Davenport, Iowa

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(3):313-317. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000090075012

Reactive perforating collagenosis occurred in a young girl. A typical linear skin lesion was induced by a needle scratch on her forearm on two occasions. This experiment supports Mehregan's hypothesis of relationship between superficial trauma and the occurrence of skin lesions.