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January 1933

PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Author Affiliations

Secretary May 6, 1932; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(1):147-153. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040150015

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Abstract

Granuloma Annulare. Presented by Dr. J. M. Schildkraut.

A girl, aged 4 years, presented a ringed eruption on the anterior surface of the feet and legs, which had remained little changed since September, 1931, when she was first seen by the presenter. The eruption was irregularly ringed, fused and pinkish, and at places had an elevated border. She had received two and one-half erythema doses of roentgen rays, with little permanent improvement, although there had been remissions. She was presented for suggestions as to treatment.

DISCUSSION

Dr. John H. Stokes: I subscribe to the diagnosis of granuloma annulare. A biopsy, of course, would settle the diagnosis. As a rule, such cases have in my experience responded to persistent roentgen treatment. Once in a while, the condition disappears without treatment and sometimes after the use of a strong resorcinol ointment. I should say that the prognosis is fairly good.

Dr. S.

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