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October 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(4):664-673. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480160156023

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Pustular Bacterid (Andrews). Presented by Dr. Paul Gross.  E. J. C., a truck driver aged 40, was seen at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and at the Vanderbilt Clinic. The eruption began two years ago as small blisters on the left palm; one year later the right hand became affected. About three months ago an eruption appeared on the backs of the hands, feet, elbows, chest and scalp. Several years previously there had been an eruption on the feet, which cleared up entirely. In 1918 the patient was operated on for nasal polyps; in 1919 he had an infection of an ear. He is not in the habit of taking medicine, except an occasional "headache powder."On the palms there are diffuse redness and slight scaliness. The erythematous area is studded with numerous vesicles and pustules. On the dorsa of the hands, the flexor surfaces of the wrists and the

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