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December 1943


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Chairman; Secretary March 9, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(6):673-681. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510060097017

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Folliculitis Ulerythematosa Reticulata. Presented by Dr. E. W. Abramowitz.

S. R., a woman aged 26, came to the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital on Feb. 10, 1943, with dermatitis venenata of one hand. In addition, she showed an eruption on the cheeks. These areas presented worm-eaten-like pitted scars situated on a mild erythematous base.

The patient states that the eruption on her face has been present as long as she can remember. A maternal aunt has a similar condition, but none of the patient's siblings, parents or other relatives are affected.


Dr. George C. Andrews: I agree with the diagnosis. This is a case of mild but definite folliculitis ulerythematosa reticulata.

Dr. Paul E. Bechet: I agree with the diagnosis despite the fact that there is no erythema and that only the reticulated atrophy is present. In my experience such a clinical picture is not unusual in the

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