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July 1937


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From the Pittsburgh Skin and Cancer Foundation.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(1):142-143. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480010146022

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An interesting case came under my observation, which I believe has sufficient value to be made the subject of a short report.

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. A. R., an American housewife aged 46, presented herself for examination and treatment on Oct. 26, 1936, on account of a disturbing itching and eruption of the external genitalia. This condition was of five months' duration, and although its intensity varied, there had been no total freedom from symptoms during this entire period.The onset had been sudden. While working in her garden the patient was seized with intense itching of the external genitalia, which persisted and became so annoying that she consulted her family physician the next day. Local applications were prescribed, but the itching and discomfort became worse, and the vulva became increasingly inflamed. The inflammation extended into the inner surface of the thighs and was characterized by a sharply demarcated

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