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October 1943


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President; Secretary Feb. 17, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(4):444-469. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510040088019

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A Case for Diagnosis (Parapsoriasis?). Presented by Dr. Theodore Cornbleet, and (by invitation) Dr. Henry C. Schorr.

C. L., a white girl aged 18, has had an eruption for one month which began on her neck and then became generalized.

The eruption consists of scaling maculopapules. The lesions are superficial and ill defined and have a dry whitish thin scale, in some places simulating that of psoriasis. The scales are easily detached and somewhat powdery on grattage. Capillary bleeding is absent. The epitrochlear glands and superficial chains are not palpable. There are one or two lesions on the face; there are none on the hands and feet or below the knees. The oral mucous membrane is mildly injected, and there is dilatation of its capillaries. The tongue is somewhat inflamed and shows enlarged papillae over the dorsum and especially toward the tip. There are no subjective symptoms, and the

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