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July 11, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(2):128. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410020040003d

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This case was presented at a clinical session of the Sixth International Dermatological Congress held at the Academy of Medicine, New York, Sept. 12, 1907:

Patient.  —L. S., aged 9, schoolgirl, was born in this country, but of Russian parentage. She is anemic and poorly developed. Her mother states that the child's health has always been good but that she is extremely nervous and is easily fatigued.

Family History.  —Father has had psoriasis for the past fifteen years and now presents typical lesions. Otherwise the family history seems negative.

History of Eruption.  —The first lesion was noticed on the right arm eight weeks ago. It was then about an inch in diameter and at first was thought by the mother to be a ringworm. Soon other lesions appeared on the forearms and a little later on the chest, abdomen and legs. There is said to have been but little pruritus

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