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July 1935


Author Affiliations

Secretary Regular Meeting, Dec. 27, 1934; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(1):170-177. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470010173026

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Nickel Dermatitis. Presented by Dr. Louis Chargin for Dr. Fred E. Maisel.

G. R., a man, aged 20, single, was first seen in November 1934 at the Mount Sinai Hospital in the clinic for adult patients with allergic conditions. He had a generalized recurrent eruption of about one year's duration.

When the patient was seen in February there were pinhead-size, discrete and confluent papulovesicular purplish-red lesions on the head, neck, upper extremities and back; a solitary group of vesicular lesions was seen on the glans penis. There were no lesions in the mouth. A biopsy had been performed, and the results were reported as neurodermatitis. Examination of the blood showed eosinophilia.

A relationship of the cutaneous condition to the patient's occupation suggested itself. Three years previously he had begun to work as a salesman of kitchen-ware. After he had worked in that capacity for about two years, the present cutaneous

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