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February 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(2):309-318. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380200137013

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Neurodermatitis. Presented by Dr. Steinberg.  E. L., a boy, aged 8, had had exudative eruptions since infancy, with crusting on the scalp. When he was presented, the face, neck, elbows, popliteal regions, legs and genitalia were involved, with considerable lichenification and fissuring. Results of skin sensitization tests had been negative, excepting to chicken feathers. Roentgen therapy had been used at intervals during the previous five years, with only temporary benefit.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Cole: This is a case of chronic seborrheic dermatitis of the familial type, such as is often seen. Perhaps there is some idiosyncrasy. These are disappointing cases to treat. Sutton uses the quartz lamp on account of the danger of too much roentgen treatment. Superfatted soaps and olive oil are useful in keeping the skin pliable.Dr. LaRocco: Frequent bathing aggravates this condition.Dr. Norris: In a similar case, in which the condition cleared up several

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