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March 1936

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Author Affiliations

Secretary May 7, 1935; Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(3):571-585. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470090161021

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Abstract

A Case for Diagnosis (Folliculitis Decalvans?). Presented by Dr. Eugene F. Traub.

R. G., a woman aged 35, born in the United States, a housewife, is presented from the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital because of an eruption which has been present for six months. On the scalp there is an irregular patch of alopecia with some tufts of hair growing in its center, and a diffuse alopecia extends beyond the distinct borders of the patch. Groups of follicular keratotic plugs are present in areas entirely devoid of hair and also in hairy areas about the margin of the patch. There is a dry, scaly crust with no macroscopic pustules. On the left hand, especially on the thumb and on the base of the thumb, are several lesions suggestive of papules of lichen planus. A mark of scratching on the same thumb

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