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January 1947

UNUSUAL DERMATOSIS SIMULATING LICHEN PLANUS AND LICHEN CORNEUS HYPERTROPHICUSReport of Six Cases

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(1):12-27. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520010016002
Abstract

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 

Case 1.—  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.

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