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October 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(4):576-578. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460040119015

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A Case for Diagnosis (Lichen Planus?). Presented by Dr. William G. Wander.  Mrs. E. F., aged 67, born in Scotland, has been anemic for several years and has taken solution of iron and ammonium acetate, U.S.P. She presents an eruption on the thighs of five weeks' duration, which first appeared on the external surface of the right thigh. She complains of no itching, but of occasional burning sensations in the older lesions. There is a symmetrical eruption of small, grouped, dusky red papules. There is a crusted area on the right upper eyelid, where radium was applied to an epithelioma of five years' duration. The Kahn reaction was negative.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Udo J. Wile: The eruption is suggestive of aberrant pityriasis rosea, unusual in type and in localization. The duration has been short, and there is a tendency toward involution.Dr. Howard J. Parkhurst: The flat polygonal papules impressed me

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