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February 1944


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Chairman; Secretary May 11, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(2):152-155. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510080064020

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A Case for Diagnosis (Ulceration of Toe on Nevus Flammeus?). Presented by Dr. Herman Sharlit.

A. F., a white youth aged 20, has complained of difficulty with the skin of the middle toe of the left foot for three and one-half years. This toe is the site of a nevus flammeus. The history of its inception is that of a superficial erosion of the skin on the flexor surface of this toe, which was treated by a chiropodist as "athlete's foot." The first open lesion of the skin was successfully healed. Then followed other erosions, each healing, but much more slowly than the previous one. Within the last six months, during a period of complete healing, the patient was inducted into the army. The erosion on the toe again appeared, and he was treated in the hospital for nine weeks, without improvement, after which he was given a discharge from

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