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June 1932


Author Affiliations

Reporter Regular Meeting, Dec. 15, 1931; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(6):1173-1174. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450021209023

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UrticariaPigmentosa. Presented by Dr. Cyril K. Valade.

L. A., a woman, aged 23, a clerk, of Syrian descent, presented a generalized brownish macular eruption of five years' duration, only the hands and face being unaffected. There was mild pruritus, and friction produced wheal formation in the macules. Cutaneous tests showed sensitization to veal, pork and coffee. The Wassermann reaction was negative.


Dr. Robert C. Jamieson : Is this a case of urticaria pigmentosa or one of urticaria with pigmentation? Its onset was quite late.

Dr. Howard J. Parkhurst: It seems to be the adult type of urticaria pigmentosa, for when the macules are stroked, wheals appear. I would suggest ultraviolet irradiation.

Dr. Cyril K. Valade: Ultraviolet irradiation has been used, and improvement has followed.

PityriasisRosea (Atypical). Presented by Dr.Cyril K. Valade.

J. B., a laborer, aged 34, born in Jugoslavia, presented a generalized eruption of four

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