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September 1926


Author Affiliations

Professor and Director of the Division of Dermatology and Syphilology, Loyola University School of Medicine CHICAGO

From the Dermatological Clinic and Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, Loyola University School of Medicine.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;14(3):256-269. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370210015002

Synonyms for granulosis rubra nasi are: a peculiar form of acne with changes in the sweat glands (Luithlen); perisyringitis chronica nasi (Jadassohn); dermatitis micropapulosa or granularis erythematosa hyperidrotica chronica nasi (infantum) (Jadassohn); granulosis rubra nasi e hyperidrosi or granulosis rubra nasi cum hyperidrosi (Walther Pick); a peculiar inflammatory dermatitis of the nose in young persons with sweating (Herrmann); false acne rosacea in children (Audry); a form of chronic erythema of the nose in children (Dubreuilh).

The lack of a comprehensive review of this disorder in American literature coupled with its apparent rarity here seem sufficient reasons to justify a review of the subject plus the study of a personal case.

An accurate composite picture of granulosis rubra nasi may be obtained from the writings of Luithlen,1 Jadassohn,2 Hallopeau,3 Mirolubow,4 MacLeod,5 and Caesar Ducrey.6 Mirolubow's thesis, which reviews thoroughly the literature up to 1906, fifty-eight

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