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December 1949


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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;60(6):1208-1209. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01530070148017

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A white woman aged about 36, consulted us on Nov. 3, 1947, because of an eruption of the scalp, with loss of hair.

She stated that the disease had begun about one year previously with localized scaliness and mild itching of the scalp. The eruption gradually spread, the scaling became severer, and loss of hair ensued in the areas in which the eruption had been present the longest. Although born in Poland, the patient had come to Texas twenty-five years ago and had not been out of the state since that time. Both the patient and her parents stated that she had had no scalp disease of any kind prior to about a year ago and that no one else in the family had had any disease of the scalp. She knows of no contact in the last few years with anyone from foreign countries.

Examination revealed a woman of

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