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All the presentations were made by members of the Cincinnati Society of Dermatology and Syphilology.
The patient, a woman aged 31, has had a disease of the skin since 1936. She began to menstruate every six weeks when she was 12 years old and so continued until she was 20. At that time, 1930, she began to menstruate only once every two or three months and to gain weight, going from 103 pounds (46.7 Kg.) in 1930 to 170 pounds (77 Kg.) in 1936. In 1933 she took dinitrophenol to reduce her weight. In 1936 she took chorionic gonadotropin (antuitrin S) and thyroid, lost weight to 111 pounds (50.3 Kg.) and began to menstruate every six weeks. At about the same time an eruption appeared, which has persisted to date. The first lesions appeared on the knees and elbows. The lesions are always similar, beginning as papules with
Tauber EB. DERMATOLOGICAL CONFERENCE OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND CENTRAL STATES DERMATOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(4):684–705. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500040139018
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