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January 1946


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President; Secretary Oct. 16, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(1):73-75. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510300076017

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A Case for Diagnosis (Contact Dermatitis; Dermatitis Medicamentosa?). Presented by Dr. Leslie P. Barker.

The patient was first seen on Sept. 28, 1944, at which time she gave a history of having had an attack of acute infectious conjunctivitis three or four months previously. She used "drops" in her eyes that produced an inflammation of the eyelids. Shortly afterward a few red, itchy macules developed on the neck, and since that time others have developed in the groin and on the thigh. She had taken no drugs internally but had used plant sprays as well as nail polish.

On her first visit she had one silver dollar—sized patch and one small (dime-sized) patch of erythema on each side of the neck near the shoulder that was slightly raised, scaling and crusted. Since that time, she has had smaller but similar lesions in the groin.


Dr. J. Lowry Miller

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