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June 1937


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Chairman Oct. 13, 1936; Secretary

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(6):1204-1207. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470240196025

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A Case for Diagnosis: Erythema of the Face. Presented by Dr. Fred Wise.

E. S., a schoolgirl, aged 10 years, born in the United States, who is under the care of Dr. Greengrass, presents an erythematous eruption of three months' duration involving the face from the hair line to the neck. She received ultraviolet irradiation in another clinic over a period of two months, treatments being given at weekly intervals. The mother states that when the eruption first appeared it was confined to small symmetrical areas on both cheeks near the nose but that the present widespread erythema associated with moderate edema followed the ultraviolet irradiation. There is a diffuse reddish pink slightly scaly dry erythematous eruption affecting the entire face; it is less pronounced on the nose and forehead. The interesting feature is that there is an area completely free from dermatitis surrounding the mouth for a

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