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September 1943

HALOWAX ACNE ("CABLE RASH"): CUTANEOUS ERUPTION IN MARINE ELECTRICIANS DUE TO CERTAIN CHLORINATED NAPHTHALENES AND DIPHENYLS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(3):251-257. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510030002001
Abstract

The present study is concerned with an eruption observed and studied in a series of marine electricians engaged in working with certain types of electrical cable in a large shipbuilding organization over a period of several years.

The first patient was seen on Dec. 31, 1941. The number of cases has gradually increased to a total of 52 at the time of writing. Many patients have been under constant observation for a period of one and one-half to two years. The studies on hepatic function to be described were based on a selected group of 25 patients who presented a more extensive involvement. New cases still are developing, and the study continues. A cooperative and free exchange of information with physicians elsewhere in the United States who are seeing and treating patients with this eruption has been maintained. This has been mutually helpful in the attempts to solve the problems

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