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September 1939


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;40(3):463-468. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01490030120021

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Lichen Planus with Atrophy. Presented by Dr. Jacob Skeer.  M. P., a furrier aged 61, married, born in Russia, came to the clinic of the Jewish Hospital, complaining of an itching eruption on the right leg. He gave a history of asthma of nine years' duration and gave marked reactions to cutaneous tests with the dander of the cat, dog, fox, horse, goat, muskrat, kolinsky and sheep.He was first seen in August 1938, at which time he presented numerous sharply circumscribed plaques varying in size from that of a dime to that of half a dollar, situated on the buttocks, in the intergluteal fold, the trochanteric regions and the popliteal spaces and on the lateral borders of the hands. On the right leg posteriorly was a 4 by 8 inch (10 by 20 cm.) plaque. There was a similar plaque 1½ inches (3.8 cm.) in diameter on the left

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