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April 18, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(16):1331. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720420055030

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To the Editor:  —Here is another "Tricho" case:M. C., 35 years old, a saleswoman, consulted the "Tricho Institute" cf New York City six years ago for hypertrichosis beneath the chin. She stated that she was treated weekly for about twenty-five weeks. After approximately fifteen treatments had been given, the irradiated area became red and inflamed. She was advised by the doctor at the institute to use warm applications and to continue treatment. The present eruption appeared about two years after the last treatment. She was told by the doctor at the institute that this was due to "dissolving of moles," of which she had many on the face and other parts of the body. The present eruption consisted of an area of profuse and disfiguring telangiectasia, mostly beneath the chin, measuring six by three inches. There was also a moderate amount of telangiectasia on the right cheek. One area

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