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August 1935


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Recorder Regular Meeting, Jan. 15, 1935; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(2):333-337. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470020155025

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Neurotic Excoriations Presented by Dr. R. C. Jamieson.

Case 1.—S.B., a man aged 52, unemployed, has multiple excoriations on all parts of the body; evidently the lesions have been present for a long time. They may be based on urticaria prurigo or a neurosis. The excess pigmentation is suggestive of some endocrine change, possibly related to the adrenal glands. The ulcerationss on the legs appear to be due to excoriations with secondary infection. Examination of the blood showed 50 per cent hemoglobin and 3,010,000 red blood cells. The Kahn reaction was 4 plus. Culture of material from a lesion showed Staphylococcus aureus.

Generalised Dermatitis of Eczematoid Type, Possibly on an Allergic Basis. Presented by Dr. R. C. Jamieson.

Case 2.—J.K., a student aged 20, presents a generalized eczematoid dermatitis with many marks of scratching. He also has asthma which recurs every fall. Examination of the

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