Dr. Piffard said he had observed a number of cases of lichen planus in women occurring at about the time of the menopause. He did not know, however, whether that had anything to do with the appearance of the eruption. He had always been inclined to connect lichen planus with the gouty diathesis, although he has also observed it with the ''hypercarbic'' as well as with the ''hyperazotic'' diathesis.
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