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July 1945


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Chairman; Secretary Feb. 26, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(1):39-50. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510250044017

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Erythema Perstans. Presented by Lieut. Comdr. E. E. Barksdale (MC), U.S.N.R.

Miss B. F. E., white, aged 20, complained of itching, burning red spots. Six years ago, while she was taking high school freshman examinations, red, itching, burning lesions appeared, one on her right hand, one on her right thigh and one on her right buttock. At the same time she had similar sensations on her left eyelid but noted no discoloration of the skin. The lesions lasted about one week and then faded, leaving dark brown scaly macules where the erythema had been.

Since that time the patient has had ten to twelve such attacks. At first they were spaced about a year and a half apart and appeared only at times of mental stress (she had an attack when her father died); she has had two attacks in the last six weeks and does not consider that

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