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October 1931

DERMATITIS VENENATA DUE TO SHOE LEATHER: REPORT OF TWO CASES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):597-603. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010607009
Abstract

The following two cases appear to be of sufficient importance to justify a short report.

Case 1.—Mr. M. L., aged 54, Jewish, a tailor, who was seen for the first time on July 22, 1930, complained of severe itching of the ankles and dorsa of the feet and stated that an eruption had been present on these parts for the past two weeks. He had not applied medication.

On examination of the feet, a dermatitis, distributed in bands, varying from ½ to 1 inch (1.27 to 2.54 cm.) in width, encircled the ankles. A small, similar area was present near the midline on the dorsum of both feet (fig. 1). The affected skin was erythematous, with a moderate number of follicular papules scattered throughout. The surface was somewhat scaly. The margins were fairly well defined. Examination of the toes revealed maceration and scaling in the last two interdigits of both

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