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November 1929

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(5):737-746. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440050147012

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Abstract

Case for Diagnosis (Phenolphthalein Dermatitis?). Presented by Dr. Gross.  H. W. M., a colored boy, aged 12, born in the United States, had had an eruption for more than two months. It caused mild itching. When he was first seen in the Vanderbilt Clinic, February 25, the eruption was on both arms, and consisted of numerous circinate lesions showing distinctly raised borders and pigmented slightly scaly centers. These lesions varied in size from that of a dime to that of a quarter. In the axillary region and on the chest, the eruption was barely raised, and a large area of pigmentation was seen in the center. A slight scaliness was present in these also. On the lower part of the chest and on the abdomen there were numerous pigmentations each the size of a nickel. The back and the legs were completely free. The Wassermann reaction was negative; repeated examinations

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