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October 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(4):494-499. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380040115011

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Ulerythema Ophryogenes. Presented by Dr. Rosen.  The mother of E. F., aged 4, said that at the age of 1 year she had noticed an unusual redness of the eyebrows, forehead, cheeks and ears. This was followed by small follicular elevations in these areas and on the extensor surfaces of the arms and thighs. At the age of 2, the child developed lentilsized, brownish-red lesions under the chin and on the inner surface of the right arm above the elbow, which were diagnosed as tuberculosis of the skin (the father was suffering from an active pulmonary tuberculosis at the time). These lupus vulgaris lesions were treated with pyrogallic acid and had entirely healed, leaving small depressed scars.

DISCUSSION  Dr. MacKee: I agree with Dr. Rosen's diagnosis. This is a typical but unusually extensive case of ulerythema ophryogenes. Usually we see this disease limited to the outer portions of the eyebrows.

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