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August 1950


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Recorder Feb. 16, 1949

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(2):327-340. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530150149020

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Acrodermatitis Atrophicans Chronica. Presented by Dr. Frank Menagh and Dr. C. E. Reyner.


Dr. James R. Rogin: The lesions look more like poikiloderma on the arms; they are compatible with acrodermatitis on the legs.

Dr. Hermann Pinkus: This man presents the typical changes of acrodermatitis atrophicans chronica, and, like all the half dozen patients with the disease whom I have seen in the last fifteen years, he was born in Europe. This disease, which is so uncommon here, is not rare in the clinics of Germany, but I yet have to see a case in a native-born American. This circumstance has been puzzling to me for a long time because the disease is neither contagious nor hereditary, the patients afflicted with it in this country usually have lived here for many years, as this man has, and they don't bring the manifestations of the disease with them but

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