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March 1950

FACIAL GRANULOMAS WITH EOSINOPHILIA: Their Relation to Other Eosinophilic Granulomas of the Skin and to Reticulogranuloma

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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(3):442-454. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530100086011

THE term "eosinophilic granuloma" has been used in recent years so often and with such widely different meanings that it is fast losing its diagnostic significance. Weidman,1 following Nanta and Gadrat's2 original usage, suggested that "eosinophilic granulomas" be made a generic term by use in the plural form and that the group be subdivided into several types. In the classification which Weidman drew up he singled out 3 cases, those of Wigley,3 Buley4 and Lever,5 as modifications of erythema elevatum diutinum. Recently, Lever, Lane, Downing and Spangler6 reported 3 additional cases. At least 2 more similar cases were meanwhile presented at dermatologic society meetings in this country by Hand7 and Cooper.8 The purpose of this paper is to report another case and to add evidence that these cases present a well defined clinical picture and rather uniform histologic features. The relation of