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September 1936


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President Oct. 22, 1935; Secretary

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;34(3):506-539. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470150156018

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Amyloidosis Cutis Lichenoides. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.

H. L., a man aged 47, a Jewish poet, has suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis for several years. The eruption began two years ago on the lower part of the legs and gradually extended upward to the middle of the thighs. It is strikingly symmetrical, and the greater part of it is situated on the antero-internal aspect of the lower two thirds of the legs. The lesions are flesh-colored or light yellowish discrete verrucous elevations the size of the head of a large pin. There is no tendency to the formation of patches, no sign of inflammation or oozing and no tenderness on pressure. The patient complains of considerable itching and shows numerous punctate marks of scratching. Dr. O. S. Philpott, of Denver, who referred the patient, wrote that the presence of amyloid was demonstrated histologically and that the case will later be

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