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April 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(4):749-761. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880220155010

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Acnitis. Presented by Dr. William J. Macdonald.  A. R. P., a white man, aged 48, a Rumanian chiropodist, complained of an eruption of the skin in conjunction with which asthenia, dyspepsia and constipation existed. The duration of the dermatosis was ten years. It was distributed over the forehead, the right lateral costal region and the nuchal region. The eruption on the forehead consisted of several small, depressed, atrophic areas, the size of a pea, which the patient stated had appeared gradually. On the body there were similar lesions which, however, were not depressed.The Wassermann reaction was negative. The spinal fluid and sputum were normal and a roentgenogram of the lungs was negative for tuberculosis.

DISCUSSION  Dr. W. P. Boardman: The patient seems to be neurotic. When I saw him previously, he had many active lesions on the body. If the lesions are true acnitis, I think that crusted, somewhat

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