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June 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(6):797-803. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360240124010

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Senear.  A Jewess, aged 41, who had had an active stomatitis of severe degree which had been present for a year, one week before presentation developed dermatitis about the forearms, face, back and legs. She had received treatment with tampons of glycerin and iodin, and some simple mixture had been prescribed by the department of internal medicine at the Illinois Medical School. There was a questionable history of her having received bromid at one time.The lesions were bullous, with a scanty purulent discharge when the patient was first seen a few days previously. A weak ammoniated ointment had almost cleared up the pyogenic element.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Eisenstaedt said he thought the lesions suggested a bromid eruption rather than any other type of eruption.Dr. McEwen said he was inclined to lean toward a diagnosis of a drug eruption, and he thought it

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