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February 1947


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(2):268-277. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520020123015

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A Case for Diagnosis (Ichthyosis Hystrix? Psoriasis?). Presented by Dr. A. Benson Cannon.  R. O., a 9 month old white Italian boy, was born at full term with normal delivery and was apparently healthy except for an eruption which occupied the same sites and distribution as at present. The lesions have become more scaly and of a darker red color. The diet has consisted of evaporated and goat's milk reenforced with vitamin D, without any apparent change in the disease. The mother thinks that orange juice aggravates the eruption. There are no subjective symptoms.Examination shows a healthy-looking, well developed child with numerous red, linear, macular lesions in wavelike formation, covered with gray scales in layers. The eruption is most pronounced on the sides of the body, the back and the sides of the face. Long, wide bands, 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm.) in length by several

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