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March 1935


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(3):429-440. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460210140016

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A Case for Diagnosis (Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris?). Presented by Dr. Howard Fox  J. D., a girl aged 4 years and 3 months, an only child, has had the present eruption for fifteen months. No member of the family has ever had a similar condition. At the age of 18 months the child had an eruption on various parts of the body which lasted six months; the lesions on the palms, however, have persisted to the present time. The present eruption was first treated by ultraviolet irradiation, which was apparently the cause of a mild exfoliation. When I first saw her a year ago the patient showed an extensive superficial erythematosquamous eruption of the face, trunk and extremities, with numerous pinhead-sized papules at the periphery of the diffuse areas. The palms were markedly thickened and fissured. A similar though milder condition was present on the soles. The picture suggested pityriasis rubra

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