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Dermatitis Venenata. Presented by Dr. Wise.
J. F., a photographer, aged 27, from the Post-Graduate Skin Clinic, with no allergic history, began working with chemicals ten years before presentation. Two years before presentation an eruption started on the forehead and later spread to all parts of the body. In 1928, when the patient went to the mountains the eruption disappeared, but reappeared when he returned to work. In April, 1929, he went to Florida and the eruption cleared up in a few days; it reappeared two weeks after he returned to work. In July, 1929, he went away again and the eruptions on his face cleared up, but this time there was no improvement on the body.The patient presented a generalized eruption, the appearance resembling mycosis fungoides; his chief complaints were extremely severe itching and insomnia. Biopsy and tests at the Vanderbilt Clinic were not decisive according to the
Fraser JF, Bechet PE. ATLANTIC DERMATOLOGICAL CONFERENCE: NEW YORK, NEW ENGLAND, PHILADELPHIA AND BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETIES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(5):890–903. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440110182017
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