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March 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(3):610-619. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490090162023

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Parapsoriasis. Presented by Dr. Fred Wise.  F. B., a woman aged 38, under the care of Dr. Frances Pascher at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, presents an eruption which first appeared in April 1937 on the inner aspect of both arms, with a gradual increase in the number of lesions. Lesions on the thighs and ankles appeared shortly after. Symmetric involvement of the upper and lower extremities has been a striking feature since the start. The lesions are round and oval, noninfiltrated, lentil-sized to pea-sized, pinkish macules, covered with scales. Those on the inner aspect of the arms, near the axillas, are most pronounced. They do not itch.The histologic examination by Dr. David L. Satenstein confirmed the clinical diagnosis of parapsoriasis.Since the onset there has been no change in the character of the lesions, and none of them have

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