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February 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(2):267-272. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570020101021

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Linear Psoriasis. Presented by Dr. Nathan Sobel.  A. R., a woman aged 27, has had typical psoriasis for the past 12 years, involving the elbows, knees, scalp, palms and soles. Six months ago after the birth of a child, a linear eruption developed on the outer aspect of the left thigh, reaching its present extent two months ago.From the left buttock down the side of the thigh and extending to the anterior aspect of the knee and below it there is a streak consisting of erythematous, scaly papules typical of psoriasis. An eruption between the toes suggesting dermatophytosis is being studied mycologically.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Max Scheer: The patient might have a psoriasiform linear nevus.Dr. Samul M. Peck: I think the diagnosis should be proved histologically, though if I had to make one diagnosis I should say linear psoriasis.Dr. Jack Wolf: I agree with the diagnosis. This disorder

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