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September 1941


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(3):522-534. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500030204026

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Multiple Benign Cystic Epithelioma and Districhiasis. Presented by Dr. C. Thomas Chiaramonte and Dr. C. B. Locasto (by invitation).  C. R., a 7½ year old boy, had peculiar "granules" on his lids which his mother first noticed while washing his face two years ago. Yellow mercuric oxide ointment and boric acid irrigations were employed, with no improvement. During the past three months the patient has been attending the ophthalmic clinic, where the lesions were scraped and expressed and silver nitrate was applied. The therapeutic procedure was of no permanent value, as the lesions subsequently recurred. There are no subjective symptoms.The mother is married to a relative. The patient's maternal aunt, as a child, had a similar condition, which cleared up without any therapy. The patient has two sisters and one brother, all of whom are well.The hairs growing along the edge of the upper eyelids are in double

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