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August 1938

LICHEN RUBER MONILIFORMIS: Report of Observations at Necropsy

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(2):251-252. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480140091013

Detailed reports of observations at necropsy of patients afflicted with dermatoses of unknown cause are only rarely published. We therefore take this opportunity to record the results of the postmortem examination in a case which we reported under the title "Lichen Ruber Moniliformis."1

After the publication of the report the patient had been seen on frequent occasions and at no time showed any change in the appearance of his eruption or in his usual general physical condition.

He was admitted to the Scranton State Hospital, Scranton, Pa., on March 5, 1937, in a state of coma. While sitting in a restaurant with his companions, he suddenly experienced severe precordial pain. He was apparently unable to cry out and struggled to rise from his chair. His companions stated that his arms shook as in a convulsion and he fell to the floor, striking his head against a radiator. He was

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