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July 1931


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Reporter Regular Meeting, Jan. 20, 1931; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(1):159-162. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010164018

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A Case for Diagnosis (Dermatitis Medicamentosa [Neoarsphenamine] ?). Presented by Dr. C. K. Valade.

E. W., a married man, aged 30, who was unemployed, had been a rubber worker, operating a tire-making machine, until July, 1930. In March, 1930, following an occupational abrasion of the left arm, an eruption had appeared on the arm and around the waist which lasted for three weeks. In October, a scaling dermatitis had appeared on the right thumb. The condition was treated for two months as dermatophytosis; it had improved temporarily, and it recurred on December 18, together with an undermining paronychia of the third finger. Soon after this, an eczematoid dermatitis had appeared on the right arm and left leg, rapidly extending and involving the face and both upper and lower extremities. The eruption was vesicular and erythematous, with an offensive odor, and it was intensely pruritic. A scaling eruption had then

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