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June 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(6):1060-1065. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440120162013

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Lichen Planus in Negroes. Presented by Dr. George Van Rhee.  C. B., a negro, aged 58, presented a generalized eruption, of three months' duration, consisting of large and small pinhead-sized pruritic polygonal papules. Some areas showed signs of hyperkeratosis, and about the wrists there were some pigmented patches.E. D., a negress, aged 24, had had an eruption for three months. About the wrists, in the axillae, and on the upper inner surfaces of the thighs, there were a few small flat polygonal papules. There were pea-sized annular lesions on the dorsa of the hands.

DISCUSSION  Dr. H. J. Parkhurst: The gleaming, flat polygonal papules are those of lichen planus. The man presented some slightly hypertrophic lesions, while the woman showed a few annular ones. In neither patient could I find an eruption in the mouth.Dr. R. C. Jamieson: I feel that the man has lichen planus with a

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