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August 1944

ICHTHYOSIFORM ATROPHY OF THE SKIN IN HODGKIN'S DISEASE: REPORT OF A CASE, WITH REFERENCE TO VITAMIN A METABOLISM

Author Affiliations

LONDON, ENGLAND; POSEN, POLAND

From the Department of Clinical Medicine and the Polish School of Medicine, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(2):85-89. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510140008002
Abstract

The cutaneous lesions which accompany Hodgkin's disease present varying pictures and may precede, accompany or sometimes follow the general manifestations.

According to Cole1 the most common cutaneous manifestation is pruritus. Next most common is a prurigo-like exanthem. There are accompanying excoriations, scars and areas of pigmentation and swelling. Urticaria is not infrequent, and purpuric lesions have been described.

Wechselmann2 and others reported a diffuse exfoliating erythroderma. It is considered a rare occurrence.

Fraser3 described an eruption, preceded by generalized pruritus, on the back, chest and shins of a man aged 65. The lesions were round or oval reddened scaly areas with well defined borders, measuring 1 to 3 cm. by 5 cm.

Small reddish or bluish tumors containing serosanguineous fluid have been termed "lymphogranulomatosis cutis" by Grosz.4

Ziegler5 made the statement that in 25 per cent of all cases there is found

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