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June 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(6):1015-1024. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380240150019

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Generalized Neurodermatitis. Presented by Dr. Fraser.  A woman, aged 20, had a generalized eczema since childhood which was resistant to all methods of treatment. She said that while a child the condition usually improved during the summer when bathing in salt water, but as she grew older such improvement ceased, and the condition remained about the same. When presented there was a generalized dry eczema with considerable pruritus and lichenification.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Eller: I think that this type of eruption belongs in the class with the eczematous eruptions due to allergy. This patient gives a history of repeated generalized eruptions apparently due to some protein sensitization. These patients are most difficult to treat successfully. There is no specific treatment, and no one plan helps all of them. Some are helped by the roentgen rays and the antipruritic salves; others get little relief from this therapy. Then there are some patients

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