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March 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(3):492-498. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440090140013

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Lichen Planus. Presented by Dr. C. W. Lane for Dr. William Coleman.  S. T., a man, aged 76, presented on the leg a papular follicular pustular eruption, with excoriations from scratching, and crusted lesions. The legs were edematous. On the hands there was a papular eruption, most marked in the palms. On the anterior surfaces of the wrists were violaceous papules with flat tops, and angular bases, with some having umbilications. A few papules had a glistening appearance. The mucous membrane of the mouth, particularly the cheeks, showed a profuse eruption of white dots, streaks and plaques.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Brockelmann: My diagnosis is lichen planus.Dr. Reeves: I agree with Dr. Brockelmann. The lesions in the mouth and on the hands are typical.Dr. Brown: I should like to know if the patient showed any improvement under treatment.Dr. Reeves: We have treated him only a week.Dr. Davis: I

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