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Article
January 1934

POROKERATOSIS (MIBELLI): A REPORT OF ITS OCCURRENCE IN A NEGRO

Author Affiliations

DENVER; SAN FRANCISCO

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Lakeside Hospital, service of Dr. H. N. Cole, and from the Institute of Pathology of the School of Medicine, Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;29(1):20-25. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460070023003
Abstract

About ninety cases of Mibelli's disease have been reported; but a careful search revealed no detailed description of the condition in members of the Negro race. Hutchins,1 the first American author to describe a case, stated that he had seen lesions resembling porokeratosis on the scrotum of a young Negro boy, but had no opportunity to study the case. Tauber 2 in discussing the case which is reported here mentioned that he had seen a case in a Negro. With these exceptions, no reference to cases of the disease having been observed in the Negro could be found.

REPORT OF A CASE  A Negro laborer, aged 35, born in Arkansas, was admitted to Lakeside Hospital on Aug. 8, 1931, with a severe dermatitis of occupational origin (cement) in the axillae and on the forearms, face and back. Routine examination revealed, in addition, numerous unusual keratotic lesions scattered over the

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