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June 1933


Author Affiliations

Secretary Regular Monthly Meeting, Dec. 13, 1932; in the Chair

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(6):1020-1021. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450041030021

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Abnormal Psoriasis. Presented by Dr. Irving R. Bancroft.

H., aged 32, presents an eruption on the soles which has been present for several months. This eruption resembles mycotic dermatitis. The edges are red, sharply marginated and somewhat circinate. There has been practically no scaling. The finger-nails are definitely punctate. The patient had no other eruption until five weeks before presentation. While he was in bed with influenza, a diffuse, papular eruption suddenly developed, chiefly over the abdomen, legs and arms. At present these papules are less than 1 mm. in diameter, and some of them are covered with silvery scales. The condition has been diagnosed as psoriasis.


Dr. William Goeckerman : This is a rather striking case from a morphologic standpoint. I, too, would diagnose it as psoriasis. I think the plantar involvement is psoriatic. The configuration is somewhat bizarre, but not so much so but that it fits in

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