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July 1946


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(1):78-90. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510360082021

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Keratosis Follicularis. Presented by Major Earl A. Glicklich, M.C., A.U.S.

G. K., a white man aged 29, presents a generalized pruritic dermatitis of two years' duration, which developed while he was serving in the European Theater of Operations. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsies at an overseas base hospital. Since the eruption did not respond to therapy, the patient was evacuated and admitted to the Lovell General Hospital on Nov. 27, 1944.

Results of physical examination were within normal limits except the eruption, which is generalized. The lesions are discrete, small, firm papules of light, waxy, brownish color at the pilosebaceous orifices. On the anterior portion of the chest, the eruption tends to be confluent and forms an erythematous area which is slightly moist. In the genitocrural region, a mild vegetative tendency is noted.

Results of blood counts, urine tests and roentgen ray examination of the chest were within

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