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January 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(1):168-179. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490070171021

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Senile Elastosis and Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans. Presented by Dr. Abraham Walzer.  M. C., a man aged 63, a carpenter, came to the dermatologic clinic of the Jewish Hospital about three weeks ago, complaining of an infection on the right cheek, pigmented patches on the face and neck and lesions on the lower extremities.As presented tonight, he shows a follicular infection of the right cheek which has improved considerably. The pigmented patches are on the back of the neck, about the eyebrows, on the skin adjacent to the inner canthus of each eye and on the helix and anthelix of each external ear. The color varies from ivory white (ears, eyebrow area) to yellow (neck). The white areas are smooth, soft, sharply outlined and not elevated or only faintly elevated. The patch on the neck feels thickened but soft, and the natural cutaneous folds are accentuated. There is no suggestion

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