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March 1950


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President; Secretary Oct. 20, 1948

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(3):533-535. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530100177034

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A Case for Diagnosis (Poikiloderma of Civatte? Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris?). Presented by Dr. Bernard Appel, Lynn, Mass.

Mrs. F. N., a 50 year old white shoe stitcher, presents an eruption on the hands, forearms, cheeks and sides of the neck, of two years' duration. This disturbance has always been more intense on the right upper extremity and the right side of the face and neck. The onset was apparently insidious. The patient in 1943 was seen for dermatitis medicamentosa due to phenolphthalein. In July 1947 she underwent a panhysterectomy and bilateral saphenous vein ligation. The patient denied the use of any and all cosmetics except a commercial cold cream occasionally during the past year.

Examination of the patient reveals an eruption affecting the entire right cheek and the right side of the neck, all the extensor aspect of the right forearm, the dorsum of the right hand and the

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