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March 1946


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President; Secretary Oct. 16, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(3):298-301. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510320088018

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Verruca Plana Juvenilis. Presented by Dr. E. Almore Gauvain.

R. S., a white married woman aged 38, had a few small flat brownish lesions on her cheek seven years ago, after her baby was born. These lesions increased in size and number. There were no subjective symptoms. In February 1944 all warts were curetted off, and their bases were cauterized with iodine. By June all the warts had recurred.

Examination reveals many superficial, rounded and oval, brownish elevations on the forehead and cheeks, varying in size from that of a lentil to that of a lima bean.

The patient is presented for discussion as to therapy.


Dr. Lesser M. Fruchtbaum: I believe that this diagnosis is open to question. The possibility of malignancy should be borne in mind, since the lesions did recur. There is one dark lesion in particular which looks malignant, and a specimen for biopsy should

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