Psoriasis is a rather common dermatosis among Caucasians, but it is a rarity among Negroes. Only a few instances of psoriasis in full-blooded Negroes have been recorded in the American literature, by Dade,1 Fox,2 Parounagian3 and Wright.4 A search of the American literature of the past fifteen years has failed to reveal any additional reports of psoriasis in a full-blooded Negro.
REPORT OF CASE
H. S., a full-blooded Negro aged 51, a laborer, born in Virginia, came to the dermatologic clinic of Morrisania City Hospital on Aug. 16, 1941. He presented an extensive eruption which had been present for over twenty years and for which he had never previously consulted any physician. The major portion of the eruption was situated on the buttocks, lower extremities and forearms. It was present to a much less extent on the scalp, neck and trunk. The eruption consisted of guttate
Sayer A. PSORIASIS IN A FULL-BLOODED NEGRO: Report of a Case. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(1):102–104. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500190105012
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