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December 1923

Society Transactions

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;8(6):863-880. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360180119016

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LICHEN RUBER PLANUS. Presented by Dr. Wile.  A woman had an eruption which began twelve years ago on the wrist, and which had spread to other parts of the body. It had been uninfluenced by either mercury or arsenic, or by any external applications. The case was shown for suggestions as to the possibility of some other diagnosis and for therapeutic suggestions.

DISCUSSION  Dr. George Henry Fox said that he was especially interested in this case, and that he believed it was not lichen ruber of Hebra. He had considered lichen planus, but although it had the color and the distribution on the forearms that was often seen in lichen planus, he decided that it was an urticaria pigmentosa, although there was not much irritability of the skin.Dr. Fox said that, with all respect to Dr. Wile, he would say there

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