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August 1935


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Chairman; Secretary Jan. 8, 1935

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(2):323-333. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470020145024

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Psoriasis Palmaris et Plantaris. Presented by Dr. Mihran B. Parounagian.

Mr. K., aged 75, presented himself at the dermatologic clinic of the Bellevue Hospital for the treatment of lesions on the hands and feet. Palmar lesions had begun about four months before, and later an eruption appeared on the feet. No lesions had been noticed on the body, and the patient did not mention having had the trouble before.

On the palms there are patches of hyperkeratosis with scaling and fissures. Similar patches are present on the fingers, extending to the nails. The finger-nails are distorted and discolored. On the soles, extending slightly over the dorsa of the feet, there is similar extensive hyperkeratosis in larger and smaller patches, but there the bases of the lesions have a definite coppery erythema. The lesions on the feet, too, are scaling and fissured and involve all the toes, extending in many

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