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May 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(5):633-645. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360230095015

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A CASE FOR DIAGNOSIS (MILIUM-LIKE LESIONS OF THE FACE). Presented by Dr. Trimble.  M. C., a woman, aged 38, born in the United States, said that the eruption first appeared on the cheeks and soon spread to the forehead, neck and chest. She had an enormous number of acutely red to reddish yellow papules, some of which seemed translucent. There was considerable surrounding redness and some scattered telangiectases. The eruption was most prevalent on the face and chest. There were a few lesions on the forearm.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Whitehouse said that at the first glance he thought that many of the lesions looked like lichen planus. They were distinctly umbilicated, angular, flat-topped, shiny and dull red. That was his impression, despite the unusual distribution on the face.Dr. Williams agreed with Dr. Whitehouse that the lesions suggested lichen planus.Dr. Kingsbury said that most of the lesions on the nose

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