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January 1943

PSORIASIS IN A FULL-BLOODED NEGRO: Report of a Case

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New York

From the Dermatology Department of the Morrisania City Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(1):102-104. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500190105012
Abstract

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

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