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October 1948

RECURRENT HERPETIFORM DERMATITIS REPENSReport of a Case

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;58(4):398-404. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520230043006
Abstract

THE LITERATURE on this comparatively new entity, first described by Ayres and Anderson under this name,1 has been summarized recently by Sachs, Hyman and Gray.2 Although Pels and Goodman3 were probably the first to describe this condition, they regarded it only as a variant of Darier's disease (keratosis follicularis). Priority has been accorded to Hailey and Hailey,4 who were the first to consider this disease as a dermatologic entity. There is, however, no agreement on the classification of the disease, and thus a considerable number of names have been suggested. While observers agree on the identity of the clinical course and picture of this disease, the interpretation of the peculiar histologic features is still under discussion. This situation seems to warrant the publication of a case which I had the opportunity to observe.

REPORT OF CASE  M. G., a married white woman aged 31, was first

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