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November 1946


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Chairman; Secretary Feb. 13, 1945

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(5):589-596. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510400095016

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Granuloma Annulare Disseminated Type. Presented by Dr. Samuel Ayres Jr.

N. T., a white girl aged 8 years, had an acute attack of urticaria at the age of 2 years. The present eruption, beginning seven months ago, was the next disease of the skin. The first lesions appeared on the buttocks. Mild itching was present at the onset, but now there is no itching. Lesions have appeared on the thighs and the trunk in the past two months.

The lesions are widely scattered, but they are most abundant over the medial portions of the buttocks. They are rather indistinct, pale pink areas. Some are as small as 6 mm. in diameter, and others are 2 cm. in diameter. They have a waxy appearance.

A patch test with tuberculin elicited a negative reaction. A rentgenologic examination of the chest did not show evidence of pulmonary tuberculosis.

The biopsy slide showed numerous

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