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November 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(5):945-949. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440170171018

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. J. V. Klauder.  A boy, aged 6, had an eruption for two weeks scattered over the trunk and extremities. This eruption consisted of maculosquamos lesions; a few were oval, and there was perhaps a slight tendency to follow the lines of cleavage. The lesions were for the most part nummular and the scale fine and branny. There was a generalized adenopathy.

DISCUSSION  Dr. C. S. Wright: I suggest a diagnosis of pityriasis rosea. The color of the lesions is right, a number of them are oval; there is a thin, white superficial scale on some of the lesions, and a general tendency to follow the lines of cleavage of the skin. The only thing against the diagnosis that I can see, is the unusual extent of the eruption, but I do not feel that that is of enough importance to rule it out.

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