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December 1936


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Secretary Feb. 25, 1936; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;34(6):1074-1082. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470180141018

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A Case for Diagnosis (Dermatitis Medicamentosa Due to Iodized Salt? Prurigo Mitis?). Presented by Dr. Fred Wise.

R. G., a boy aged 15 months, born in the United States, was first seen with an eruption involving the exposed portion of the extremities and the face. The mother states that she has used iodized salt for all foods since the birth of the child. The patient had an eruption like the present one four months ago; it lasted for two or three days and was diagnosed by a private physician as chickenpox. About two weeks ago the patient had a severe cold associated with swelling of the glands of the neck and an elevation of temperature; he also had frequent attacks of vomiting.

There are numerous discrete and confluent erythematous papules and papular vesicles varying in size from that of a pinhead to that of a lentil. There are also

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