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September 1925


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From the service of Dr. F. H. Dillingham, N. Y. Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(3):356-359. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370090033005

In a review of the literature we have found reports of leukoderma following many dermatologic conditions,1 but so far as we were able to search, there is no recorded case following dermatitis venenata.

REPORT OF CASE  H. W., a man, white, aged 30, a salesman, born in the United States, was referred to us on Aug. 20, 1924, for treatment of his skin condition. On June 15, the patient developed "ivy poisoning," at which time he consulted his family physician, Dr. Paul Baurberger, Yonkers, N. Y. At this time the patient had a characteristic eruption of dermatitis venenata involving the face, neck, arms and hands. He was treated with wet dressings for twelve hours. The following day the condition was so much improved that further treatment was suspended. In a short time all the lesions healed completely and left no visible traces. (The patient believed that he had had

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