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November 25, 1916

SHINGUARD TYPE OR LICHEN PLANUS OCREAFORMIS: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE RARER FORMS OF LICHEN PLANUS

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CHICAGO

From the Dermatological Department of the Michael Reese Hospital.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(22):1582-1585. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590220024006
Abstract

In the majority of cases of lichen planus the diagnosis offers no great difficulty, while there are aberrant types which require considerable skill in their interpretation. To these belongs the case here presented, which is of extreme rarity, no duplicate of it ever having been recorded. For this reason its demonstration before the Chicago Derm atological Society, and later at the clinical session of the American Dermatological Association in Chicago, 1914, elicited very intere s t ing discussion.1 And while some difference of opinion existed, yet the majority of the members accepted the diagnosis — lichen planus.

History.  —The patient was admitted to the hospital, Jan. 12, 1913, and the following account of his illness was secured: He was a Russian, aged 63, glazier, married, and the father of two healthy children. He has always been of temperate habits, has had no venereal or skin disease, and knows of none

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