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March 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(3):585-589. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880210178015

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Bowen's Disease: Hyperpigmentation Due to Arsenic. Presented by Dr. C. A. Doty.  J. H., a business man, aged 69, had had psoriasis since the age of 15 years. At the age of 29, he had taken large doses of solution of potassium arsenite, and during the three years immediately preceding presentation, he had taken about 30 pints of "psoriasis medicine," a proprietary product. Scattered over the upper part of the trunk, especially posteriorly and over the clavicles, were a number of small and large coin-sized, sharply outlined, erythematous, brownish patches, some of which were slightly infiltrated, and some showing superficial ulceration. There was a generalized grayish-brown mottling of the skin.

Hyperpigmentation Due to Arsenic. Presented by Dr. E. C. Troxell.  W. G., a machinist, aged 25, stated that he had had severe infantile eczema, persisting to the age of 6 years. At the age of 15, the eczema had returned,

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