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July 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(1):142-144. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370070155017

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Urticaria. Presented by Dr. Valade.  E. H., aged 41, unmarried, an automobile painter, had first noticed the appearance of a pruritic erythematous patch over the upper portion of the sternum one week previously. Within a few hours the eruption had spread, involving all parts except the hands, neck and face. There were numerous scratched papules and a few wheals, together with dermographism. Several of the teeth were crowned. Cooked oysters had been eaten three days before the onset of the eruption. The case was presented on account of the interesting distribution of the lesions, the face, neck and hands being unaffected.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Schiller remarked concerning the presence of dermographism, and of pigmented lesions on the flanks.Dr. Wollenberg said that this was a case of papular urticaria, probably due to sensitization to oysters.

A Case for Diagnosis: Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum? Presented by Dr. Jamieson.  Miss J. O., aged 26, a

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