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A Case for Diagnosis (Psoriasis?). Presented by Dr. Jesse A. Tolmach.
This school boy, aged 10 years, born in the United States, appeared at the Beth Israel Hospital complaining of an eruption which began about seven months ago with a circinate lesion on the anterior surface of each thigh. Both of these lesions disappeared with applications of iodine at home. One month later the eruption became general, extending from the lower part of the face to the toes. Its characteristics changed, and in addition to the circinate lesions there were discrete and confluent vesicles, bullae, papules and annular forms. About ten weeks ago fungi were demonstrated in scrapings from one of the circinate lesions on the left leg. Numerous subsequent examinations for fungi gave negative results. Some of the lesions have disappeared, but their disappearance has been followed quickly by the appearance of new crops. Some of the papular lesions
Traub EF, Spiegel L. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(1):102–123. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460190105015
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