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May 1923

AN UNUSUAL CASE OF DERMATITIS VENENATA CAUSED BY COLORED PAPER

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Director of Health and Hygiene in the New Bedford School Department NEW BEDFORD, MASS.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;7(5):603-604. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360110032005

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Abstract

A child, about 10 years of age, was referred to me by the principal of a school with the tentative diagnosis of infection of the face. At first appearance this seemed a possibility, the right cheek of the child, from the corner of the mouth to the sulcus in front of the ear and from the ramus of the lower jaw to the zygoma presenting a uniformly bright red appearance, with a definitely defined border. It was distinctly an inflammation of some kind, the child's face resembling the wind-beaten face of a person who rarely indulges in outdoor sport, after long exercise in a strong gale.

Careful examination of the throat and teeth revealed no possible cause. I thought an ulcerated tooth might be the etiology, for the cheek was generally tender and slightly swollen. However, the edema was uniform. There was no particular tenderness over the antrum, and the

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