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November 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(5):757-766. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370110146018

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Angioma Serpiginosum. Presented by Dr. Wertheimer.  A girl, aged 13 years, presented on the entire face, except on a small area around the mouth, on the head, entire circumference of the neck, upper part of the back and the chest a diffuse dull red appearance. On close inspection, many dilated capillaries and numerous reddish, elevated puncta were seen, giving the skin a stippled appearance. On the sides of the neck a few irregularly round areas of apparently normal skin were seen, while on the anterior aspect scaliness was present. The eruption extended to the shoulders and upper extremities, where the puncta became less prominent and telangiectasia and scaling more pronounced, resembling somewhat a lupus erythematosus. The hands and fingers presented dilated capillaries, giving one the impression of a roentgen-ray burn, without atrophy. On the trunk and back and buccal mucosa bluish dots were seen. Ectropion was present. The hair on

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