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November 1938

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(5):816-827. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480170140017

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Abstract

A Case for Diagnosis (Atypical Psoriasis?). Presented by Dr. Henry D. Niles.  J. T., a man aged 39, is presented from the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital because of a generalized eruption of five weeks' duration. From Nov. 14, 1937, to Feb. 10, 1938, he suffered from an infection of the left thumb. Six weeks ago a lesion developed on the right forearm, which he covered with adhesive tape. When this was removed, there was a red vesicular itchy patch. A few days later a similar patch appeared on the left shoulder. One week after this, a more or less generalized eruption developed which itched intensely. The patient states that he has taken no drugs except liquid petrolatum. He has received no treatment except administration of some effervescent tablets by mouth. During the past week he has taken agarol. In the past

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