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April 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(4):527-532. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360220107011

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MELANODERMA. Presented by Dr. Felden.  F. B. B., aged 59, married, a watchman in the Minnesota Linseed Oil & Paint Co., married, the father of two children—a boy aged 15 and a girl aged 28—had been in good health until his present trouble. He had had measles and whooping cough. He had had no serious illness or venereal infection. His present trouble began in April, 1923, with redness, formation of papules and weeping and crusting areas between the fingers, which later spread over the hands, arms, face, neck, groins and on the inside of the thighs. He came in contact with zinc, lead and oil, and he thought exposure to these substances was the cause of his skin trouble. He was treated at first with Burow's solution poultices, calamin lotion, and later with Alpine lamp exposure, 10 per cent, crude coal tar and the roentgen ray several times at intervals

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