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March 1947


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(3):416-421. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520030109018

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Dermatitis Venenata. Presented by Dr. Royal M. Montgomery.  E. M., a white woman aged 46, has had a dermatitis of some part of her body for over ten years. The eruption started on the palms ten years ago. Two years ago, following roentgen therapy to the palms, the eruption spread to the arms, legs and feet. When first seen, seven months ago, she had scattered papules on the neck and arms. There was maceration on and between the toes.At present, there is dermatitis of the face, eyelids and neck. There is mild dermatitis of the arms and hands, which she keeps covered with a paste of zinc oxide and starch. The feet are free from maceration between the toes. The Wassermann reaction of the blood was negative. An examination revealed no tinea between the toes. The result of a patch test with paraphenylenediamine (2 per cent) was negative.In

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