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December 1931


Author Affiliations

Secretary May 1, 1931; President, in the Chair

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(6):1097-1100. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450011114012

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A Case of Syringoma. Presented by Dr. R. L. Gilman.

H. H., a man, aged 41, was first seen in January, 1931, with a chief complaint of itching. On examination, in addition to the dry skin, an abundant, lichenoid, papular, slightly yellowish-brown eruption was noticed. There was no grouping, and the majority of the lesions were on the sides of the chest and on the abdomen. Tests of the blood and urine were negative. The diagnosis was deferred until the biopsy report was returned.


Dr.Fred D. Weidman: I would not make the diagnosis clinically. I think there is justification for not recognizing the real nature of this case, because it is so atypical. These lesions have a predilection for the lower part of the torso rather than the upper, and they are not on the flank but on the midline. They have a certain lichenoid appearance, and as

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