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Dermatitis Exfoliativa (Wilson-Brocq). Presented by Dr. Hermann Feit.
W. B., a man, aged 70, born in England, who had lived in the United States for twenty-one years, had worked as a hairdresser, a piano polisher and a pipe fitter. The eruption had existed intermittently for more than thirty years, each outbreak lasting for from six months to one year. The eruption had begun with red spots on the eyelids. These were swollen and were covered with fine scales; from there the eruption had spread to the face, neck, chest and rest of the body, involving the whole integument gradually. The whole skin was reddened and very hot. Chills had become prevalent. The skin was always dry and scaly, with occasional weeping in a few spots. The sensation was more that of burning than of itching.
The patient appeared to be fairly well nourished, and the whole cutaneous surface was found
Chargin L, Cannon AB. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(4):683–696. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040690016
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