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November 1945

EPIDERMODYSPLASIA HYSTRICOIDIS BULLOSAREPORT OF A CASE WITH HISTOPATHOLOGIC STUDY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(5):328-334. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510290033005
Abstract

Under the name of epidermodysplasia hystricoidis bullosa a rare form of a congenital ectodermal malformation is here reported. The patient has been under my observation for more than one year, during which time a thorough study of the clinical symptoms and the histologic features of his disease has led me to the belief, after an exhaustive study of the literature on the subject, that this is so rare a disease that it has never before been reported.

REPORT OF CASE

The patient is an 18 year old native-born Puerto Rican, who came to this country two years ago. He weighs 91½ pounds (41.5 Kg.) and is 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm.) tall. While he is not mentally deficient, he is slow to grasp ideas; his behavior is normal, and he is conscious of his eruption.

Family and Personal History.—The mother claims to be well and in

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