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September 1943


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President; Secretary Dec. 16, 1942

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(3):328-356. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510030081015

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A Case for Diagnosis (Lymphoblastoma? Psoriasis?). Presented by Dr. Michael H. Ebert.

E. G., a Negro woman, states that eight years ago pea-sized, slightly scaly erythematous lesions which were slightly pruritic, developed on the dorsum of the right hand. In the interval of three years, similar lesions appeared elsewhere on the face, neck and body, and on all the extremities. These persistent lesions are getting larger with time, and off and on the patient has noticed easily removed dry grayish scales. She states that she has not used any internal medication except in 1925, when she received three injections in an arm and three in a hip "for her blood."

The patient reveals a generalized bizarre eruption with pea-sized to palm-sized polycyclic-bordered, velvety-appearing, depigmented to erythematous and noninfiltrated to moderately infiltrated lesions. There are a few pinpoint depressions on the left thumbnail.

Examination showed a hemoglobin content of 50

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