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October 1931


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Regular Meeting, March 18, 1931; President, Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):692-703. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010702020

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. F. E. Senear and Dr. M. S. Wien.

V. N., a girl, aged 6, was in perfect health until the age of 3 years, when an eruption developed on the scalp which gradually extended down the face and neck until it covered the entire body. The earliest lesion was a red "spot" that soon became a blister, broke down, became purulent and crusted. The crusts fell off in from two to three weeks, leaving a pitted scar. There was marked pruritus during the first year of the eruption. There had been irregular attacks of fever, and the patient had a temperature of 101.4 F. when first seen. There was no history of tuberculosis in the family, and the child's general history was otherwise unimportant.

When first seen on Feb. 12, 1931, the child appeared acutely ill and presented pustules, crusted lesions and residual

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