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June 1932


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(6):1060-1062. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450021096010

I felt justified in publishing a detailed description of this case because of the apparent paucity in the literature of reports of cases of this type.


History.—R. M., a school girl, aged 15, was referred to the clinic because of an eruption on her face. She stated that the eruption had been present for the past five years, beginning as a slight roughness and redness and progressing to the condition for which she sought consultation. At no time did the patient notice the appearance of papules, pustules or vesicles. She said there had been no injury. The family history was negative for any skin disease. The personal history was unimportant.

Examination.—Symmetrically arranged on both cheeks, the outer portions of the eyebrows and the glabella were numerous closely crowded small areas of atrophy separated by narrow ridges which produced a reticulated, honey-combed or network appearance.