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February 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;29(2):325-328. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460080155017

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Poikiloderma-Like Condition of the Soles (Sequelae of Epidermolysis Bullosa). Presented by Dr. Paul Gross.  J. U., 61 years old, born in the United States, gave a history of having an infection on the feet twenty-five years ago, which was treated by a physician with freezone and scraping of the skin of the soles. Up to that time the patient had been a life-guard. Further questioning brought out the fact that he has had blistering of the hands and feet since early childhood. The outbreaks are confined to the warm weather. Local treatments have no effect. The family history revealed that the mother and father were first cousins. No other member of the family is similarly affected.When the skin was examined, the most pronounced changes were on the sole of the left foot and consisted of a diffuse atrophy with scleroderma-like patches and other areas of cigaret paper-like atrophy. There

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