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December 1937


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(6):1236-1250. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480060109021

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A Case for Diagnosis (Drug Eruption?). Presented by Dr. C. E. Schoff, Sacramento, Calif.  K. S., a school girl aged 13, presents numerous pigmented spots over the arms, the legs, the torso, the lower lip and a finger. These began two years ago after a fever, which lasted three days, during which time a lesion developed in the left iliac region. Since then pigmented areas have continued to develop, some accompanied with fever and others without any accompanying illness. Some of them show central depigmentation. No counterirritants which might have caused the formation of central white spots have been applied.There have been no local subjective symptoms. An occasional purgation with magnesia magma is the only form of ingestion of drugs obtained in the history. The possible ingestion of phenolphthalein was taken up at length with negative results, as was the possibility of any medication with silver salts.Physical

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