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February 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(2):344-346. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440080184024

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Fox-Fordyce Disease. Presented by Dr. Miskjian and Dr. Howard.  An obese negress, aged 29, had had intense and persistent itching in the axillary and pubic regions ever since she had had scabies, in 1926. The skin in these areas was hyperpigmented and presented many pinhead-sized papules, which were closely grouped but not confluent. There was no axillary hair, but the growth of pubic hair was normal. The histologic observations were characteristic.

Keratosis Palmaris et Plantaris. Presented by Dr. Littman.  Several members of a family were presented with the condition, which was said to have been present in three or four succeeding generations.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Cole: One of the family showed a little keratosis pilaris about the elbows but no other signs of ichthyosis.Dr. Norris: The mother also presented the condition.Dr. Cole: I felt that the mother's condition was not the same, but rather a dryness due to scrubbing

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