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March 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(3):580-604. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490090132021

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Psoriasis (Pustular) or Bacterid? Presented by Dr. Francis E. Senear and Dr. Theodore Cornbleet, Chicago.  Mrs. C. L., aged 24, has had an eruption on the palms and soles for two years.At the present time the eruption is practically confined to the soles, particularly the left. The patches are sharply defined, superficial, reddish and scaly and are located at the tips of the toes, with a larger patch on the ball of the foot. Flat pustules are present as insets in the patches. The number of pustules varies from time to time. Three different examinations showed them to be sterile. There are no lesions elsewhere.The eruption has been resistant to all forms of local therapy.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Richard Weiss, St. Louis: I think that Drs. Senear and Cornbleet were right in presenting this patient with a diagnosis of pustular psoriasis or bacterid. I was unable to make a

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