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Society Transactions
March 1921


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;3(3):338-341. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350150117016

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LICHEN PLANUS. Presented by Dr. Hartzell.  A white girl, 10 years of age, developed an eruption last July, which rapidly became generalized, though the face, hands and feet have remained relatively free. Until a few days before presentation, when she came under the speaker's observation, she had received no internal medication, using only a liniment prescribed by the attending physician. At first the rash was very itchy, but later that symptom abated somewhat. The outbreak consisted of almost innumerable pinhead sized shiny papules and pigmented areas from which similar lesions had disappeared. The present papules and stains of former ones were definitely grouped into areas 0.5 to 1 cm. in diameter, the groups being equidistant from one another, about a centimeter apart on the back, where they were most abundant. In some places distinct rings were seen but there was no linear arrangement or umbilication. There was a slight degree

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