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October 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(4):734-741. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440160132017

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. E. F. Corson.  A white woman, aged 38, five months before presentation noticed a mark near her left breast that resembled a scratch; a papule developed rapidly from this mark and persisted as a large, irregular, annular lesion, always dry and scaly. After several weeks, three lesions appeared on the abdomen. A few weeks later, they became more or less generalized, only the head and the part below the waist being spared. Many of the lesions bore a curious resemblance to those in pityriasis rosea — a tan center and a scaly, reddish border. Scrapings showed fungus forms in considerable profusion, and Dr. Decker thought they were aspergillus. The disease had been progressive in spite of the fact that the patient had used sulphur, mercury, lead, etc.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Fred Weidman: I think this is a case of dermatophytosis; some of these cases

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