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September 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(3):488-508. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490150092019

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Chronic Roentgen Ray Dermatitis of the Hands, Arms and Legs, with Epithelioma. Presented by Dr. C. Russell Anderson.  Mrs. V. E., a housewife aged 53, had roentgen ray epilation of the hair on the legs and the forearms six years ago. Six to twelve months later she noticed that the treated skin was red. On April 1, 1938 she noted a small ulceration on the right forearm. This healed and recurred and spread almost over the length of the forearm.A dermatologic examination on October 14 revealed pigmentation, atrophy, telangiectases, papillary elevations, scaling and keratotic lesions on the dorsal surfaces of the forearms and legs. On the right forearm was a crusted, ulcerated area, 12.5 cm. long and 1 to 4 cm. wide, with scleroderma-like induration. On Feb. 9, 1939 the patient returned with multiple crusted and ulcerated areas on the left forearm near the elbow. There were also multiple

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