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February 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(2):210-213. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370260094009

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Progressive Pigmentary Dermatosis (Schamberg's Disease). Presented by Dr. Garold V. Stryker.  Mr. M. J. B., aged 35, was presented because of a condition of ten years' duration which began on the lower third of the right leg, spreading slowly until the skin of the foot and ankle was involved. The active border was made up of from "pin-point to pinhead" sized, reddish puncta, closely resembling grains of cayenne pepper. On the ventral surface of the ankle and over the internal maleolus were reddish brown patches, measuring from 5 to 6 cm. in diameter. The older areas on the lower part of the leg had lost their telangiectatic appearance and were brownish yellow. Areas of atrophic changes could be made out.

DISCUSSION  Dr. R. H. Davis: The only question is whether the condition is Schamberg's disease or Majocchi's disease. They are so much alike that they are often confused one with

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