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September 15, 1917


JAMA. 1917;LXIX(11):901. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590380043016

The following case should be of interest not only to the pharmacologist and toxicologist but also to the general practitioner:

Mrs. S., aged 32, consulted me. May 31, 1917, on account of a rash. There was a scarlatiniform eruption over the neck, face, chest, arms and back. The rash resembled very much that of scarlet fever. Further examination, however, contradicted such a diagnosis. There was no history of exposure to scarlet fever; the patient's temperature was normal; the pulse rate was 76; there was no sore throat, "strawberry tongue" or any other sign of scarlet fever, and the general condition of the patient was good except that she complained of itching and burning. A very marked irritation of the conjunctivae was also noted. Physical examination of the chest and the abdomen was negative. There were no abnormal urinary findings.

On investigating the case more carefully, it was learned that the