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March 1942


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(3):608-615. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500090155020

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Epitheliomas and Dermatitis Factitia. Presented by Dr. Willard M. Meininger.  Mrs. E. M., aged 79, was first seen in the dermatologic clinic of Stanford University Hospitals in 1935. She complained of an eruption of six years' duration on the back of her neck. Numerous deep excoriations were present in the nuchal region. Occlusive dressings were applied. Some new lesions appeared at the margins of the old ones, but all the lesions were healed two months later. She returned in January 1941 stating that the ulcers had recurred in 1939. In addition, a similar lesion had appeared on the hand four months previously. Ulcers were present on the neck and on the dorsal aspect of the right third finger extending onto the web between the third and fourth digits. Both areas had definitely indurated borders.Histologic examination revealed a basal cell epithelioma of the neck and a basosquamous cell epithelioma of

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