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March 1932


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Secretary Regular Meeting, Oct. 14, 1931; in the Chair

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(3):581-590. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020597016

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DermatitisHerpetiformis? Presented by Dr. BernardAppel.

Case 1.—B. B., a white boy, aged 5, an American, had had an eruption on the extremities and face every spring and summer since birth. The lesions developed on the sites of trauma, starting as papules which quickly became crusted and infected, occurring in groups of three and four, mostly over the ankles, the backs of the hands and the face; they lasted for several months and left small scars, never any vesicles. The lesions had grown progressively worse during the past two summers. Over the face and extremities were numerous small varicelliform scars and a few scattered discrete papules, an occasional one crusted over.

Treatment with ammoniated mercury gave good results in the impetiginous lesions ; there was also treatment with a lotion containing zinc oxide and phenol.

Case 2.—E. A., a school girl, aged 14, an American, had had an eruption

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