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October 1931


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Secretary March 16, 1931; President. Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):690-692. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010700019

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Darier'sDisease. Presented by Dr. A. Walzer.

L. T., a woman, aged 39, single, had had the condition since she was 16 years of age. It commenced on the face and spread gradually over the entire body. She received for treatment external applications, injections, radium and roentgen rays, etc. While she had temporarily improved, the condition gradually became worse.

At presentation, the entire body, face, scalp and extremities were involved. The primary lesion was a follicular papule, pinhead in size, irregular in shape and of a pale red or normal skin color. It gradually increased to the size of a millet seed or a little larger, and was covered with an adherent, horny crust, which on removal left a funnel-shaped, red, moist depression. Some of the primary lesions formed away from the follicle and gave the impression of a lichen papule. In the groin, the axilla and pubic regions were

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