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January 1944


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President; Secretary April 13, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(1):79-85. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510070082015

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A Case for Diagnosis (Parapsoriasis [Haberman] ?). Presented by Dr. H. C. L. Lindsay.

Mrs. W. W., a 45 year old white housewife, states that she had eczema as a child and "ulcers on her legs" when she was 14 years of age. Her present eruption, however, consists of a discrete rash on her body and arms. The lesions are scattered on the body almost like a mild form of scabies, but the individual lesions are mostly macules, slightly pigmented and of the size of large freckles. There is some suggestion of lichen-like papulation, and grouping is evident on the arms. There is a definite urticarial factor in the rash. The skin flushes easily with a blotchy macular erythema. She has frequently had herpes on the nose and lips, and there has been a palmar scaling dermatitis for years.

The Wassermann reaction of the blood was negative in 1942, and

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