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December 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(6):911-914. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440060155018

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Hydroa Aestivale and Scleroderma. Presented by Dr. Skeer.  B. H., a girl, aged 6 years, born in the United States, came to the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital Dispensary complaining of stiffness of the face. This condition was first noticed by the mother two weeks previous to presentation.In June, 1926, the patient had an eruption of vesicles and papules on both upper and lower extremities, which had recurred each summer for two years.She presented numerous purplish spots, the size of a pea, some of which were slightly raised and indurated, others atrophic. There were several lesions which were crusted and vesicular. The lesions were situated on the arms, forearms, back of the hands and legs. These lesions recurred every summer and were preceded by sensations of burning and itching.On the scalp, forehead, both cheeks and extending down the back of the neck to the scapulae was a tense, hard,

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