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Seborrheic Eczema of Childhood, Cured by Liver Therapy. Presented by Dr. Paul Gross.
J. B., a boy aged 8 years, presented from the Vanderbilt Clinic, was first seen in October 1937. At that time he had an erythematous scaly eruption of one month's duration about the left ear. This spread in a few weeks to the cheeks and neck. There was temporary improvement after roentgen therapy. By February 1938 the condition had become worse. When he was admitted to Babies Hospital on April 14, the eruption had covered almost the entire body. It was of a diffuse erythematous scaly type on the chest, back, abdomen and upper extremities, while on the face, ears and scalp it consisted of a diffuse oozing and crusting dermatitis. On the lower part of the abdomen there were discrete macular scaly lesions of psoriatic form and appearance.Cultures for fungi were negative. Staphylococcus aureus and
Traub EF, Tulipan L. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;40(3):468–478. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01490030125022