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October 1942


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(4):598-610. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500160132017

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A Case for Diagnosis (Parapsoriasis?). Presented by Dr. Theodore Cornbleet and Dr. H. C. Schorr (by invitation).  N. S., a woman aged 39, has had an eruption for five years, which has become progressively more extensive. The lesions are now confined to the trunk and thighs and consist of superficial patches and sheets of chronic scaling dermatitis. The patches are fairly well outlined; the scale is thin and in some places apparent only by scraping. On close inspection the larger elements can be resolved into scaly lichenoid papules. In places lineae distensae are simulated, but the atrophy is only apparent. The larger lesions show delicate folding of the epidermis, best shown by stretching the skin. A retiform arrangement is demonstrated on the flanks. There are no subjective complaints except occasional slight itching.Examination of the blood revealed hemoglobin 90 per cent, erythrocytes 3,750,000 and leukocytes 10,300.The patient has three

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