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July 1921

Society Transactions

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;4(1):117-132. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350200120011

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CHICAGO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY  Regular Meeting, April 19, 1921Arthur W. Stillians, M.D., in the Chair

MORPHEA. Presented by Dr. Waugh for Dr. Oliver.  A girl, aged 10 years, had small annular lesions on the right popliteal space, left shoulder, arm and right thigh, which had been present one year. The lesions were the size of a small coin, slightly infiltrated, especially at the margins, and yellow or pinkish yellow. There was no subjective sensation.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Baer was inclined to agree with the diagnosis of morphea, although he felt that it might be granuloma annulare. He recalled a similar case, of two years' duration, in which there were eight lesions; recent examination revealed the earlier lesions as scars only. The more recent lesions closely resembled those in the present case.Dr. Senear said that if it had not been for the large lesion he would have hesitated in agreeing with

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