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April 1932


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Secretary Nov. 10, 1931; Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(4):756-760. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020778014

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HydroaVacciniforme. Presented by Dr. M. B. Parounagian.

A female child, aged 22 months, first observed a day before presentation, had an eruption of thirteen months' duration. The lesions were located mainly on the scalp and a few were on the face; they were most marked on the dorsa of the hands and the lower extremities, including the feet. The trunk was practically free from eruption. Some of the lesions resembled varicella with umbilication. There were a number of pitted scars. The father stated that the patient scratched very much. Since the beginning the lesions had never disappeared entirely. During the summer the condition was worse.


Dr.HowardFox : I am sorry to disagree most emphatically with the presenter. I am sure that this is not a case of hydroa vacciniforme. There are only a few lesions on the face and none on the ears. It is true that

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