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January 1950

NEW ENGLAND DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Author Affiliations

President; Secretary Feb. 11, 1948

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(1):148-153. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530080154027

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Abstract

Eosinophilic Granuloma of the Skin (?). Presented by Dr. G. Marshall Crawford, Brookline, Mass.

A. W., a 46 year old white man, is presented with an eruption on his face, of about a year's duration. The first lesions were two small, red, asymptomatic spots on the right cheek, which grew very slowly. They were treated with an "electric needle" by the patient's physician about ten months ago. Growth seemed to stop for a time thereafter, but enlargement again became noticeable six months ago. Since that time two more small lesions have appeared, also on the right cheek. There has been no ulceration, bleeding or crusting at any time. The patient has been under observation for the past six months, and there has been essentially no change in any of the lesions during that time.

The original lesion is situated high on the right malar region. It is a 3 by 5

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