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December 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(6):901-912. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460180143022

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Roentgen Ray Dermatitis. Presented by Dr. J. Frank Fraser.  This woman, aged 69, is presented for Dr. William Tod Helmuth III. Thirty years ago she received roentgen treatment for an urticarial eruption on her back, and during one of the exposures she felt a severe burning pain, of which she complained at the time. The inflamed area ulcerated and was healed with difficulty, leaving a scar. Two or three years later the scar softened and ulcerated again; it discharged for about eight years, when it was rendered quiescent by radium treatment. It healed and became hard. Ten years ago the wound again broke down, but it healed and had not been troublesome since then, except for occasional itching, until the patient visited California during the past winter. In January 1934 the wound again began to discharge; it was surrounded by a large area of erythema and was accompanied by intense

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