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May 1945

METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(5):354-357. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510230064013

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Abstract

Eczema (Presented for Therapeutic Suggestions). Presented by Dr. Thomas N. Graham.

F. G., a white man aged 63, was first examined by me on Dec. 27, 1943. He complained of an eruption of two weeks' duration involving his legs, thighs and lower part of the trunk. The original patch began on the lateral aspect of the left leg, just above the ankle. It had appeared at a site of trauma resulting from an accident. There was no history of contact to irritants. The patient complained of severe pruritus in some of the lesions.

On examination there are numerous round and irregular erythematous vesicular patches, some of which exude a serous fluid. The patches range in diameter from 2 to 10 cm. The legs show moderate varices.

Urinalysis showed normal conditions, and the Wassermann reaction of the blood was negative.

The eruption at first almost cleared with fractional

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