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August 1931


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Feb. 4, 1931; President, Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(2):328-335. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010335020

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Papular Syphilids Resembling Lichen Planus. Presented by Dr. L. H. Winer, Minneapolis.

M. H., a white woman, aged 19, from Dr. S. E. Sweitzer's Service at General Hospital, presented an eruption on the arms and the thighs. She had a macular eruption on the chest and the arms in December, 1930, which remained for two weeks. About Jan. 1, 1931, she noticed a new eruption on the forearms and the thighs.

Examination showed a fading macular eruption that was especially evident on the forearms and, associated with papular lesions, was most marked in the antecubital fossa and on the flexor surface near the wrists. Over the areas where the lesions were most numerous, the arrangement was annular. Similar lesions had been present on the medial surfaces of the thighs and in the intergluteal fold.

The Wassermann reaction of the blood was positive, and the Kahn reaction was 4 +. Biopsy showed

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