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November 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(5):777-780. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380170133015

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Lichen Planus. Presented by Dr. Walzer.  D. D., a porter, aged 40, the father of five children, did not give a history of venereal disease in himself or in his wife.For five months prior to presentation he had had an eruption which had begun on the sides of the face and in the mouth. Four weeks after onset, it had also involved the scrotum and the pubic region.The primary lesion was a flat, shiny, red, slightly elevated papule the size of a pea. The lesions were scattered and in groups, without any tendency to definite arrangement, except on the scrotum and pubes where there was a tendency to semi-annular formation. On the forehead and cheeks, the lesions were in patches, and the individuality of the primary lesion was no longer present. There was slight exfoliation on the scrotal lesions. On the mucous membrane of the left cheek were

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