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July 1943

POROKERATOSIS (MIBELLI): ASSOCIATED WITH CUTANEOUS HORN, DYSTROPHY OF NAILS AND ATROPHY OF INTEROSSEOUS MUSCLES; REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

From the Section of Dermatology, Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(1):50-51. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510010054008
Abstract

Cases of porokeratosis are infrequent in dermatologic practice. In reviewing the literature, we noted that association of this type of dermatosis with cutaneous horn, onychauxis and atrophy of the interosseous muscles is unusual. Recently we observed a soldier with such a condition.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—R. M., an American soldier aged 21, unmarried, was first seen in August 1942. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment of an eruption of the right hand and wrist, which he had first noticed in childhood. Since its first appearance he had not been free from it for any length of time. The only subjective symptoms were pruritus and burning of the skin, which became more severe under conditions of heat and cold.

The patient stated that he had been well until he was ordered to rifle practice. After three days of rifle drilling, a burning and drawing sensation started in

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