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November 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(5):797-804. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480170121015

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Urticaria Pigmentosa Beginning at the Age of Seven Years. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.  M. B. D., a girl aged 16, first noticed an eruption nine years ago. Since then it has gradually increased in extent and consists of yellowish brown macules the size of a split pea, sparsely distributed over the neck, the trunk and the extremities. The lesions are always free of scales and cause no subjective symptoms. With some difficulty it is possible to produce a wheal-like elevation of the lesions by friction. Examination of the urine and the blood, including chemical examination, showed no abnormality. The patient appears to be in perfect health. No one in the family has suffered from a similar disease. The interesting feature of the case is the appearance of the eruption late in childhood.

DISCUSSION  (Dr. R. H. Rulison and Dr. Eugene F. Traub agreed with the diagnosis.)Dr. Edward R.

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