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May 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(5):864-876. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480110130013

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. E. W. Netherton.  G. D. S., a man aged 27, for the past two years has had a red scaly pustular eruption on the scalp and the bearded portion of the face. Roentgen treatment produced temporary improvement in the eruption. Salves also produced some benefit.A brother had acne, his father chronic rheumatism and his mother cardiac disease. There has been no tuberculosis in the family.In March 1937 a number of small, slightly pruritic "pimples" appeared over the anterior portion of the chest. Since then groups of new lesions have continued to develop over the trunk, the scrotum, the penis, the face and the neck and to some extent on the extremities.Examination shows the following types of cutaneous lesions to be present:1. A diffuse erythematous scaly pustular eruption on the bearded portion of the face. The pustules are small

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