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August 1938


Author Affiliations

St. Louis Mycologist to the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital, the Barnes Hospital and the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Washington University

Studies, observations and reports from the Laboratory for Mycology and Dermatological Research of the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital, service of Dr. M. F. Engman.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(2):249-250. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480140089012

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Inguinal or genitocrural pityriasis versicolor is so uncommon that the report of the following case is warranted:

REPORT OF CASE  M. P., a woman aged 35, entered the dermatologic clinic of the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital complaining of "spots" on her body which had persisted for approximately five years. There was no complaint of pruritus or other subjective symptoms.Examination revealed an extensive eruption of discrete and confluent chamoiscolored macules involving the skin of the arms, the body, the thighs, the axillas and the genitocrural region. These lesions were not pronounced on the sternum but became more so as they spread to the lower part of the abdominal region, the breasts, the sides and the back. The heavily tanned arms showed by contrast light areas of similar outline to those of the body. Further examination of the crural region showed a confluent involvement of the labia

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