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August 1921

Society Transactions

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;4(2):252-285. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350210115014

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Abstract

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS  Regular Meeting, April 5, 1921Howard Fox, M.D., Chairman

CHRONIC CIRCUMSCRIBED PAPULAR NEURODERMATITIS, INVOLVING THE AXILLAE, BREASTS AND PUBIC REGIONS. Presented by Dr. Clark.  Miss H. Von L., 19 years of age, born in the United States, a stenographer, had a negative family history and her health was good. The trouble for which she was presented began eighteen months previously, when the patient first noticed severe itching in both axillae, which was soon followed by small firm, dry, conical, flesh-colored or pinkish papules that were intensely itchy. The number of papules slowly increased, with extension toward the trunk beyond the hairline. The papules were distinctly grouped, but showed no tendency to coalesce. Later, there was a distinct loss of hair, and the remaining hairs seemed dry, some of them being broken and stubbed. Two months ago, similar lesions appeared in

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