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January 1946


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President; Secretary Sept. 28, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(1):69-73. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510300072016

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Acanthosis Nigricans, Benign Type with Acne and Active Duodenal Ulcer. Presented by Dr. G. W. Binkley and Dr. James H. Barr.

R. G., a Jew aged 29, was previously presented before the Cleveland Dermatological Society with a diagnosis of acanthosis nigricans (Arch. Dermat & Syph.34:704 [Oct.] 1936). He is presented again by the department of dermatology and syphilology of University Hospitals, Cleveland, with the added history that the eruption of the skin has been present since the age of 2 weeks. During 1941, he was treated with ultraviolet irradiation, vitamins and a tonsillectomy at Bellevue Hospital in New York city.

There is a generalized eruption, which is more severe on the right side. The reaction involves the vertex of the scalp to the right of the midline, the right axilla more than the left and so on for all the involvement down to the feet. There

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