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October 1935


Author Affiliations

Secretary Feb. 12, 1935; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(4):652-668. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470040109024

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Schamberg's Disease. Presented by Dr. C. Guy Lane, Boston.

W. B., a man aged 27, has had a dermatosis over the dorsa of the feet, the lower portion of the legs, the thighs, the buttocks and the lower portion of the back for six weeks.

Over the aforementioned regions there is a patchy reddish-brown eruption. On close examination one can see numerous small punctate petechiae scattered throughout the lesions. The lesions do not blanch on pressure.


Dr. C. Guy Lane, Boston: I saw the patient for the first time this morning. The condition is far more like Schamberg's disease than like anything else. It is much more extensive and acute than in any other case I have seen. It is progressive, and there is pigment in small patches with many cayenne pepper-like markings, although the pigmentation is not especially marked about the periphery of the lesions.


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