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August 1944


Author Affiliations

Chairman; Secretary; Reporter; University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. May 29, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(2):128-133. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510140051015

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The following cases were reported by the staff of the department of dermatology and syphilology of the University of Virginia Hospital, Dr. Dudley C. Smith, Dr. June C. Shafer, Dr. Phyllis E. Jones, Dr. A. J. Crutchfield and Dr. Page Booker.

After a discussion of the cases, Dr. Alfred Chanutin, professor of biochemistry, discussed "Lipid Metabolism in Relation to Cutaneous Disorders."

Lichen Planus Erythematosus.

Miss V. R., a white nurse aged 37, was first seen in August 1940 with a pruritic, erythematous maculopapular eruption on her face, neck, trunk and perineum. The lesions had been present for fourteen months and were aggravated by ultraviolet irradiation. A tentative diagnosis of lichen planus was made and intramuscular injections of bismuth sodium tartrate were prescribed. Histologic examination revealed a loosely lamellated hyperkeratosis of the epidermis with an intact granular layer, which in some areas was increased in thickness. There was some disorganization

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