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January 1920

A CLINICAL STUDY OF LICHEN PLANUS

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SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;1(1):43-49. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350010048006
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  In this study of lichen planus the cases considered were clinically typical at some time during observation, all doubtful ones being omitted. In addition to the few that were doubtful, there were probably other instances among the varied lot of dermatological patients seen. As pointing to proof of this is the fact that not always was it possible to determine the true lichen planus character of the eruption at first, and single visit patients are quite common in a dermatological practice. These latter often have their prescriptions refilled many times. In many of the letters received from such patients in answer to queries, the length of time the medicines had been used was stated as months or a year or more. There is another class of patients that, on consulting a specialist, seems to feel a cure should be immediate however long the disease has progressed, and when it

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