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April 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(4):690-697. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440100176017

Seborrheic Dermatitis in a Series of Cases of Postepidemic Encephalitis. Presented by Dr. Weidman.  Three men were exhibited from the wards of the Philadelphia General Hospital. All had greasy faces. In addition, one had a patch of thick seborrheic crusting of the scalp; the second showed numerous papules, presternal and extending upward onto the shoulders; the third showed a dozen or more superficial scaly, greasy, hyperpigmented patches over the sternum which extended laterally even into one axilla. Microsporon furfur and Pityrosporum ovale were present in great numbers in scrapings from the latter case, but only Pityrosporum ovale was found in the other two.The three men were the most representative of the patients with seborrheic dermatitis observed in a survey of all the cases of postepidemic encephalitis in the hospital (twenty-seven available). Out of these, ten or 35 per cent, showed at least a seborrhea, and in addition, a diffuse

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