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Society Transactions
May 1921

PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;3(5):712-715. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350180138016

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Abstract

PROGRESSIVE PIGMENTARY DERMATOSIS. Presented by Dr. Klauder for Dr. Schamberg.  A white woman, aged 50, about eighteen months ago presented an eruption which made its appearance as pigmented areas on the legs below the knees, and which was progressive until the time it was first seen by the presenter in May, 1920. At that time, there were areas described as consisting of brownish pigmented puncta, grouped to form patches in certain areas on the lower legs. The patient said it disappeared for two weeks last summer. The eruption was slightly itchy. The general health was good. Since coming under observation, new areas have appeared elsewhere on the body. Fairly large ones, the size of half a palm, were present on the back and arms. The newer ones seemed hemorrhagic in some places—elsewhere, when not grouped, they resembled telangiectases. The transverse furrows produced by shoes laced at the front of the

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