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Lichen Planus of the Scalp. Presented by Dr. Charles Wolf.
L. C., a boy aged 8 years, is presented from the service of Dr. Isadore Rosen at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He first came under observation on Dec. 18, 1934, at which time he had an eruption of the lower extremities and of the forearms. The eruption consisted of discrete shiny papules from the size of a pinhead to that of a split pea. Within the next two weeks, while the patient was under observations, the eruption became quite generalized, lesions appearing on the face, on the forehead, on the scalp, behind the ears and on the trunk. The papules on the anterior surfaces of the legs became markedly hyperkeratotic. Itching was intense.
Local treatment was of no avail. The patient was referred for roentgen therapy, receiving high voltage therapy over the paravertebral region. He received six doses of 75