The recent report of Loewenthal1 in which he described follicular papules in vitamin A deficiency provided the impetus for this communication. He recorded this lesion as a new observation because he was unable to find any reference to the condition. Medical literature has become so voluminous and complex that an occasional oversight is possible. It is in the spirit of adding to the excellent observations of Loewenthal that we have prepared this paper.
In the past year we have observed two cases of scurvy in adults in which follicular lesions were present. In one instance the resemblance of the lesions to those described in vitamin A deficiency was striking; in the other there were sufficient clinical and pathologic differences to justify a separation of the two processes.
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H. E., a spinster, aged 46, was admitted to the medical service of Dr. B. S. Oppenheimer
SCHEER M, KEIL H. FOLLICULAR LESIONS IN VITAMIN A AND C DEFICIENCIES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(2):177–185. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460140003001
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