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December 1940

CHICAGO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(6):1131-1151. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490180140014

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Abstract

Keratosis Follicularis (Darier). Presented by Dr. N. C. Barwasser (by invitation) and Dr. E. B. Ritchie (by invitation), Davenport, Iowa..  W. L., a married white man aged 37, states that the eruption first began when he was 5 years old, on the hands and neck. When he was 21, the condition had become generalized. On three occasions he has had acute flare-ups involving the face and the scalp, with swelling of the glands of the neck.He has had pneumonia twice within the past twelve years, and during these attacks the cutaneous condition improved. A corneal opacity of the right eye developed ten years ago following an injury.The family history reveals a strain of mental instability, selecting the male side of the family. One older brother has Parkinson's disease. The mother and three sisters are living and well.The eruption consists of brownish follicular keratotic papules, which average 44

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