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June 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(6):1072-1076. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440120174015

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Infectious Eczematoid Dermatitis. Presented by Dr. B. F. Ochs.  A. J., a woman, aged 22, had had a dermatitis involving almost the entire body for eight years. The disease had started with inflammation of the eyelids and had quickly spread to the scalp, where there was marked desquamation. Later, lesions developed in the axillae and pubic region.There were remissions and exacerbations, and finally the eruptions became generalized and exudative. The patient had been hospitalized several times and had received roentgen-ray treatment, wet dressings, lotions, salves, etc. When she was presented, her hair was matted, and there was an unusually abundant serous discharge. The chest and arms were an angry red, and from the surfaces exuded a foul smelling discharge. Therapeutic suggestions were asked.

DISCUSSION  Dr. G. M. MacKee: I think it is infectious eczematoid dermatitis. What the original type of eczema was I do not know. It may have

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