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THE LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY
May 14, 1975Marian M. Brubaker, MD, Recorder
Prurigo Nodularis, Presenting as a Pseudotumor. Presented by Don E. Suter, MD, Alfred Trosow, MD.
A 48-year-old man was seen initially in April 1975 with a 2.5-cm firm tumor of the right temple that had an oozing surface and that had been present for three weeks. There were no cervical nodes. He has a history of recurrent, long-term pruritic eruptions of his arms and trunk attended with scratching. There is a 20-year history of ulcer symptoms, for which he takes antacids. He bathes frequently and has used various antibacterial soaps.Results of a complete blood cell count, VDRL test for syphilis, and urinalysis and chest film were all normal. Biopsy specimens were taken from the left temple lesion and from a lesion on the left side of the chest. These specimens were examined by Dr Elson B. Helwig of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and were diagnosed as chronic
Society Transactions. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(3):384. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640030130036