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June 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(6):1076-1082. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440120178016

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. E. F. Corson.  A child, 19 months old, presented an eruption of seven months' duration. The eruption had begun with indefinite maculo-papular lesions around the waist and gradually had increased and spread over a larger area. Some of the lesions were scaly, with pinkish borders rather sharply defined, and would have indicated a case of pityriasis rosea were it not for their long duration. Other lesions were pigmented spots that bore a faint resemblance to urticaria pigmentosa, but there was no history of wheals. No response was obtained by rubbing or irritating, and the lesions were not especially pruritic. Microscopic examination of some scales revealed fungus.

DISCUSSION  Dr. J. F. Schamberg: I think we can definitely exclude the diagnosis of pityriasis rosea here because of the small size of the lesions, the absence of definite desquamation and the long duration. I would agree

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