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April 1944


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President; Secretary June 8, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(4):292-297. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510100068020

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Pseudopelade. Presented by Dr. John D. Rogers.

Mrs. L. P., a 52 year old white housewife, first noticed partially bald spots on the crown of the head about ten weeks ago. She now shows irregular partially bald areas of pinkish yellow appearance on the crown of the scalp. The skin in the areas affected appears depressed and atrophic; the surrounding area is somewhat scaly.

The Wassermann reaction was negative on May 18, 1943. A biopsy slide is presented.


Dr. Chris Halloran: There was one area that on close examination presented loss of hair, shiny scalp and atrophy. I agree with the diagnosis of pseudopelade.

Dr. Samuel Ayres Jr.: I thought some of the areas looked like lupus erythematosus of the scalp. There was a rough stippled appearance of the follicles and loss of hair.

Dr. Kendal Frost: I am inclined to agree with Dr. Ayres. My conception

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