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November 1950

AMYLOIDOSIS CUTIS, LICHENOID TYPE, TREATED SUCCESSFULLY WITH RESIN OF PODOPHYLLUM

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the New York Skin and Cancer Unit, Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger, director, Post-Graduate Medical School, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(5):698-702. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530180087019
Abstract

The following case of amyloidosis cutis is herewith reported because of the rapid regression of the lesions, with almost complete relief from itching in two weeks, following applications of resin of podophyllum ointment.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—U. S. E.,1 a man aged 79, registered at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital on Dec. 7, 1944, presenting lesions of about fifteen years' duration. There was no history of a similar disease in the family. He had worked as a post office clerk for forty-five years. He had contracted pneumonia in 1929 but had been in good health since.

The eruption had begun on the back of the right ankle in 1929 and then spread to the outer surface on the right foot. It extended gradually and continuously, enlarging in five years to about 10 cm. Similar lesions appeared in 1938

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