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August 1932

Society Transactions

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(2):351-392. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030348012

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Dermatitis of the Left Leg. Presented by Dr. I. H. Neece.

L. L. G., a white man, aged 53, married, complained of pain in the left foot and ankle, itching and burning and some swelling when he was on his feet. About twenty years before presentation he had a thickened, indurated patch on the lateral surface of the left leg just above the ankle. This extended entirely around the leg. Most of the lesion healed, except the original patch, which persisted until about a year previous to presentation, when he had an infection of the foot just below the ankle. When the acute symptoms subsided, there was marked thickening of the skin, with numerous vesicles and small ulcerating areas. The foot was generally tender and hot, with more or less severe pruritus.

He has had various types of treatment, including roentgen rays, ultraviolet rays, ointments, solution of potassium arsenite and

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