THE FOLLOWING cases of a dermatosis simulating lichen planus and lichen corneus hypertrophicus are reported because they appear to be unusual and because they are, as far as I know, the first to appear in the Mediterranean theater of war, among American troops. In none of these cases had the patients been in the Southwest Pacific theater.
REPORT OF CASES
A 20 year old Mexican-American soldier was admitted to the Twenty-Sixth General Hospital on Oct. 12, 1944, at which time he stated that two weeks prior to admission his palms suddenly became hard, thickened and fissured. They became progressively worse for about one week. Since then, their condition had remained unchanged. About three days previous to admission, an eruption also appeared suddenly on the arms and legs, the dorsa of the hands, the trunk, the face and the ears. This eruption also remained unchanged after it first appeared.
NELSON LM. UNUSUAL DERMATOSIS SIMULATING LICHEN PLANUS AND LICHEN CORNEUS HYPERTROPHICUS: Report of Six Cases. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(1):12–27. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520010016002
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