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June 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(6):794-797. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360240121009

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Joseph Grindon.  A white woman, aged 56, married, a housewife, was first observed on Jan. 8, 1924. Her past history recorded acute gastro-enteric attacks since the age of 17, less severe now than formerly. The last childbirth occurred sixteen years before; the menopause eight years later. The patient complained of "hot flushes," also of a severe sore throat seven weeks before presentation. The tonsils were not visible. At presentation there were skin lesions of four weeks' duration, with slight erythema and a slight mealy scaling of the face, especially about the temples and nose, the scalp showing branny scales. Other patches, generally symmetrically distributed, were situated on the lower part of the abdomen, ceasing above the inguinal fold, also on the forearms, hands, thighs, legs, feet and on each side of and above the cleft of the nates. The palms and soles showed

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