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April 1948

METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(4):760-761. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520170158020

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Abstract

Erythema Nodosum, Probably Produced by Drugs. Presented by Dr. Leslie P. Barker. 

Persistent Papule of Scabies. Presented by Dr. Maurice J. Costello  .

DISCUSSION  Dr. Leslie P. Barker: The location of the eruption, the intense itching and the residual pigmentation would suggest a case of dermatitis herpetiformis, but there were no active lesions and no scarring. There were several papules on the dorsa of the hands that were angular, flat topped and violaceous, suggesting lichen planus. I think that a biopsy should be made of one of those lesions.Dr. F. G. Tice (by invitation): Altogether, the facts fit best with the diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis. He has had injections at the Postgraduate Hospital, the nature of which I am not sure, but they may have been for lichen planus.Dr. Maurice J. Costello: I think that this patient has the papular type of dermatitis herpetiformis. The localization of the grouped

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