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September 1947

OTORHINOPHYMA, PRURITUS AND ALOPECIA TOTALIS SYNDROME: Response to Testosterone

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of the Los Angeles County General Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(3):379-393. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520090101013
Abstract

THE PATIENT herein described presents a clinical picture which is unlike anything encountered in our experience and which, so far as we can determine, has not been described in available medical literature. At the time the patient was presented before the Los Angeles Dermatological Society over two years ago1 no one who saw him had ever observed a similar case, and the majority of the physicians who discussed the case felt that it represented either some type of lymphoblastoma or some unusual clinical entity. After publication of this report, Dr. Norman Tobias, of St. Louis, in a personal communication,2 expressed his interest in the case and stated that he had recently seen a patient who, he felt, presented an identical picture. More recently, Dr. Tobias, in reply to a brief questionnaire, indicated that his patient not only exhibited the same clinical characteristics but also responded in a similar

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