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July 1942


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Toronto, Canada

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(1):141-142. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500130144017

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There have been a great number of reports of nail polish dermatitis in the past year, indicating that some new product or products are being used in the manufacture of this substance. Among 15 of my private patients with this condition one is a man.

REPORT OF A CASE  C. R., a man aged 63, was referred by Dr. M. K. Bochner. He complained of having a severe eruption about the face, for which he had been hospitalized for seven weeks. While he was in the hospital it was found that he was suffering from diabetes, which could be controlled by diet. He stated that the eruption began behind the right ear and was accompanied by weeping. This area cleared, and then the eyelids and cheeks became involved. The attack resolved gradually. Then in about two weeks the ears, eyelids, nostrils, neck and chest became affected. After close questioning the

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