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May 1941


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(5):887-896. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490230127021

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Chronic Discoid and Lichenoid Dermatosis in a Girl. Presented by Dr. Paul Gross.  A. Y., aged 11 years, is suffering from a chronic recurrent eruption of two years' duration. The first outbreak occurred in October 1938, shortly after a change of domicile. The previous history was uneventful, except for frequent tonsillitis and chronic constipation. A tonsillectomy was performed when she was 22 months old. There was no history of infantile eczema or of any other cutaneous eruption before 1938.At the onset there appeared an oval patch on the inner surface of the thigh. This was followed shortly by a generalized eruption, apparently vesicular in nature, with elevation of the temperature up to 104 F. At that time the patient was seen by Dr. Samuel Feldman and admitted to the Morrisania City Hospital. After nine weeks at the hospital she improved considerably. The first night following her return from the

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