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May 1936

DERMATITIS PAPILLARIS CAPILLITII AND SYCOSIS VULGARIS WITH HYPOVITAMINOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

KANSAS CITY, MO.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(5):880-884. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470110100009
Abstract

The occurrence of pathologic cutaneous changes in cases of hypovitaminosis has been reported recently by Scheer and Keil,1 Sweitzer,2 Loewenthal3 and others. Follicular hyperkeratotic papules, follicular pustules, acneform eruptions, intracutaneous hemorrhages and xerosis have been described as occurring in cases of hypovitaminosis.

That such dermatoses as sycosis vulgaris and dermatitis papillaris capillitii may be produced by hypovitaminosis is strongly suggested by the following case.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—C. H., a Negro aged 39, was first seen at the Kansas City General Hospital no. 2 on July 2, 1935. He had been an inmate of a state prison for the past nine years, obtaining his release in May 1935. While in prison he was rather frequently subjected to discipline by being placed on a restricted diet. At one time he was placed on a diet of bread and water as a corrective measure. The usual prison

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