Keratosis blennorrhagica was first described as a clinical entity by Vidal,1 in 1893. Simpson2 was the first in the United States to describe a case. The paper published by Keim3 in 1924 is a classic contribution to the histopathology. The analysis by Epstein4 in 1939 is an excellent summary of the disease and clarifies the differences between keratosis blennorrhagica and psoriatic arthropathica. As shown in this last article, there have now been over 100 cases reported, yet only 75 were sufficiently well described to be used in the study. Two cases are here reported: one, merely to add another complete study to the literature of this rare disease, and a second, to present an interesting possibility in differential diagnosis.
REPORT OF CASES
L. C., a 32 year old white man, entered the medical service of the University of Virginia Hospital on Dec. 18, 1939,
HEROLD WC, SMITH DC. KERATOSIS BLENNORRHAGICAREPORT OF TWO CASES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(3):398–408. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500030080008