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July 1935

PITYRIASIS ROSEAReport of a Case with Lesions of the Palms and Soles

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Hartford, Conn.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(1):104-105. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470010107011

Combes1 and Weber and Rattner2 have recently called attention to clinical variants of pityriasis rosea with lesions of the palms and soles. In Combes' case the lesions clinically resembled early palmar syphilids, and in Weber and Rattner's case they were similar to vesicular ringworm infection. Another case is herewith reported.


A married man, aged 35, was seen on Jan. 5, 1934, with an eruption of ten days' duration. On the trunk, neck and extremities he presented a generalized salmon-colored, scaly macular and papular eruption, typical of pityriasis rosea. Some of the lesions were discrete; others were confluent. On the palms (fig. 1) there were lesions of the maculopapular type, reddish, slightly elevated and infiltrated. Many of the lesions showed a collaret scale. On the soles (fig. 2) there were lesions with the same characteristics, and in addition there was considerable edema about the ankles,

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