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November 1941


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(5):912-913. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500050142015

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While dermatitis from leather is not uncommon, the following case is of interest because of the wide dissemination of lesions beyond the point of contact, together with the extreme severity of the eruption.

REPORT OF A CASE  S. L., a man aged 60, was first seen on June 30, 1941. He had worn a bilateral inguinal truss for many years. About June 20 he found it necessary to replace his old, worn-out truss, which had never caused any irritation of the skin after years of use. About one week after constant use of the new support he noticed large blisters forming at the point of contact of the pads, but thinking these due to simple pressure, he placed dressings over them and continued to wear the support. When seen by me, he presented an intense erythema with overlying vesicles and bullae conforming to the shape of the truss. The skin

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