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August 1934

FOLLICULAR LESIONS IN VITAMIN A AND C DEFICIENCIES

Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York Postgraduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University; Adjunct Dermatologist, Mount Sinai Hospital; Clinical Assistant, Mount Sinai Hospital and the New York Postgraduate Medical School and Hospital NEW YORK

From the dermatologic services of Drs. W. J. Highman and I. Rosen, Mount Sinai Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(2):177-185. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460140003001
Abstract

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.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  H. E., a spinster, aged 46, was admitted to the medical service of Dr. B. S. Oppenheimer

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