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April 1944

KELOIDS AS SEQUEL TO VARICELLA

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the New York Skin and Cancer Unit, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(4):278-279. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510100054016
Abstract

Keloids developing at the site of varicella lesions must be exceedingly rare. No mention of such a complication is made in any of the American textbooks on dermatology1 except that of Schamberg,2 who stated: "Occasionally a hypertrophic scar or sort of keloid forms at the site of these losses of tissue."

REPORT OF A CASE

L. W., a 6 year old boy, entered the clinic in September 1943 for advice about a number of keloids and an excessive growth of hair, most pronounced on the trunk, that had been present from infancy. The child appeared to be normal and had had few illnesses. His parents were both exceedingly hairy but had had no keloidal tendency. Ten months before entering the clinic the boy had been vaccinated, and at the site of the takes normal thin scar tissue had resulted. In June 1943 an attack

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