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June 9, 1917


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New Haven, Conn.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(23):1695. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060103010

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Bromid and iodid eruptions are among the most frequently seen drug eruptions. The case reported herewith belongs to the rarer though perfectly well recognized type of bromid eruption. It is unusual on account of its severity, and the fact that part of the development of the lesions was probably due to the simultaneous use of iodids for a short time previous to its appearance. As bromid and iodid eruptions of this type resemble each other, it is impossible to define the part played by each drug in this case, and so it would seem best to classify the eruption as a bromo-iododerma tuberosum fungoides.

S. L., a girl, aged 5 months, of Polish parents, was referred to me, March 18, 1917, by Drs. D. M. Lewis and C. S. dc Forest. The child had had convulsions since birth, frequently as many as twenty in a day. When about a month

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