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August 1945


Author Affiliations

President; Secretary April 12, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(2):136-141. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510260066019

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Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta. Presented by Dr. J. Harper Blaisdell, Boston.

Mrs. H., a 27 year old white woman, presents a fairly generalized eruption of five weeks' duration.

Her past history revealed an attack of urticaria ten years previously, and since that time there has been a symptomless dermographia. She has been married for five years. She has a boy 3 years old, and on Feb. 8, 1944 she delivered a second child, who is normal in all respects. There have been no miscarriages. The Hinton reaction of the blood during pregnancy was negative.

The present illness began five weeks ago, when the patient noticed an oval lesion, 3 cm. in diameter, on the right lower portion of the trunk. Seven days later the present eruption appeared on the arms. Ten days later she had a sore throat. When the patient was first examined two weeks ago, there was

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