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June 1976

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(6):889-890. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630300081026

NEW ENGLAND DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY Sept 24, 1975 Terry P. Hadley, MD, Recorder 

Actinic Reticuloid. Presented by Gundula Schaumburg-Lever, MD, Walter Lever, MD.  A 71-year-old man first noted an eruption in the light-exposed areas of his skin in September 1973. This process extended to the trunk during the summer of 1974, but during the winter of 1974-1975, it receded to the light-exposed areas of skin. In the fall of 1975, he noted generalization of the eruption. There was no history of ingestion of any drug that might produce photosensitivity.Examination revealed erythematous and violaceous infiltrated plaques on the exposed areas of his face, scalp, neck, and hands. There was a sharp demarcation across the back of the neck at the collar line. Confluent areas of erythema were present over the trunk and extremities.Marked lymphadenopathy was noted in the groin and axillae areas.

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