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July 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(1):129-139. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440130139013

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Urticaria Bullosa. Presented by Dr. S. Light for Dr. S. C. Way.  N. M., a man, aged 27, a tinsmith, entered the Stanford Clinic on Sept. 4, 1929, complaining of a vesicular and bullous wheal-like eruption on the body which was intensely pruritic. The lesions first appeared during the second day after his arrival in San Francisco about three weeks previous to examination. Since that time new lesions have appeared continuously, but they have seldom remained more than four days. There has never been any previous skin trouble, and his general health has always been good.

DISCUSSION  Dr. M. T. Maynard: This is an example of flea urticaria, but the severity of the reaction is somewhat unusual. We see it more commonly in infants than in adults. The change of lodging and clothing could not be expected to have made a difference, as he may have changed to as bad

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