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August 1931


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Secretary Regular Meeting, Jan. 13, 1931; Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(2):313-318. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010320017

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Dermatitis Artefacta? Presented by Dr.MaxScheer.

B. L., a woman, aged 21, from the New York Post-Graduate Clinic, presented an oval-shaped, bean-sized, erythematous area covered with thin cigaret paper-like scales, in the region of the left anterior axillary fold. The lesion was slightly atrophic. The patient stated that the lesion had appeared about three years prior to presentation and had persisted, unaltered in any way.


Dr.George C. Andrews: I have the impression that the condition is neurodermatitis. The patch is linear and itches, and she says that she has rubbed it for three years.

Dr.FredWise: I do not accept the diagnosis of artificial or self-inflicted dermatitis, in spite of the fact that she has anesthesia of the larynx and cornea. Many girls have that. It may be a neurodermatitis.

Dr.Joseph J. Eller: I agree with those who do not think that this is

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