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August 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(2):322-327. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380140146022

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Keratosis Blennorrhagica. Presented by Dr. Sidlick.  J. R., aged 35, had had a skin condition for the past four months. The patient thought that the lesions first appeared on the scalp and later on the forearm, the backs of the hands and the soles of the feet. Some of these showed a yellow, thickened epidermis, and others looked like psoriasis. On close inspection, however, none of the characteristics of psoriasis are present.The history of arthritis is of interest. In 1920, the patient had a painful left wrist; in 1921 a second attack occurred together with a pain in the right instep. In 1925, he had a third attack involving the right instep. On Jan. 23, 1928, the present attack began, with pain in the right second toe and swelling of the right knee.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Klauder: I do not subscribe to the diagnosis of keratosis blennorrhagica, for the reason

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