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Psoriasis. Presented by Dr. George Van Rhee and Dr. J. H. Cobane.
H. S., a girl aged 12 years, born in the United States, presents a pruritic eruption covering the entire body. Up to June 1936 she was entirely well. After she was vaccinated an eruption developed on the arm and spread over the entire body.
There is a generalized papulosquamous slightly erythematous eruption. The lesions are definitely scaling, and removal of the fine mica-like scale shows the bleeding points typical of psoriasis. No laboratory work has been done. The case is presented because of the incidence of psoriasis after vaccination.
Dr. George H. Belote: The psoriasis appeared after vaccination; however, the girl says that her brother also has psoriasis. This illustrates the point that patients are likely to connect unusual occurrences with their various cutaneous conditions, and sometimes in this manner one is led astray by the history.
Wander WG, Schiller AE. DETROIT DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(6):1184–1189. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470240176023
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