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July 1944


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President; Secretary Oct. 18, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(1):52-55. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510130055017

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Pustular Psoriasis. Presented by Dr. Thomas N. Graham.

M.D., a white woman aged 51, was first examined by me on May 3, 1943. She complained of an eruption of three months' duration on the hands, the left elbow and the left leg.

Examination showed numerous deep-seated pustules surrounded by erythematous, scaly patches on both palms. There was a small patch of micaceous silvery scales on an erythematous base on the extensor surface of the left forearm just below the elbow. There was a similar patch on the extensor surface of the left leg midway between the ankle and knee.

The eruption was treated with 10 per cent vioform (Ciba) ointment and with a fractional exposure to roentgen radiation. Within a few weeks it cleared entirely except for a few pustules and some scaling on the left palm. About a month later there was a recurrence of the eruption on

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