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April 1944


Author Affiliations

Chairman; Secretary-Treasurer Sept. 19, 1942

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(4):302-303. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510100078022

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum. Presented by Dr. Hiram Miller.

E. S., a 68 year old white woman, was referred from Oakdale, Calif., with a diagnosis of tinea corporis and was first seen in the dermatologic clinic on Sept. 5, 1942. She had been well until four months previously, when she became aware of a few small red papules on her forearms. These gradually enlarged centrifugally, with central clearing, while new lesions began to appear on the arms and later on the legs and trunk. When first seen, she had multiple large annular and oval erythematous patches with firm, elevated margins on the arms, legs and trunk. There have been no local or constitutional symptoms. Treatment, applied by the patient, consisted of a proprietary iodine ointment and "gum shellac."

A physical examination in the medical clinic revealed nothing pertinent.

The blood count and the differential cell count gave values within normal limits.

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