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March 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(3):512-521. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380210167017

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A Case for Diagnosis (Dermastitis Hemostatica). Presented by Dr. Highman.  H. C. Q., a man, aged 24, had an eruption on the palms and between the third and fourth toes of the right foot for about three years. There was little, if any, itching. The general history was negative. On examination, there was tylosis of the palms and soles and the flexor surfaces of the fingers. At the margin of some of the lesions on the feet, there were grouped vesicles. These were sufficiently characteristic to suggest the likelihood of tinea. On each instep, there was a curious patch about 3 inches (7.6 cm.) long and 2 inches (5 cm.) broad, composed of densely grouped telangiectatic points on a slightly pigmented background.The condition suggested the beginning of one of the essential telangiectasias, but was typical of none of them.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Whitehouse: Clinically, the condition reminds me of dermatitis

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