IN ANY well established and well run dermatological practice, be it of a private or of a clinic nature, there is found a corps of patients who return faithfully and regularly for observation and treatment of certain rebellious or recurrent dermatoses. Prominent among these refractory dermatoses is atopic dermatitis. Every fall and winter one may expect to see many such cases with their exacerbations or complications. In average years one may merely see episodes of increased erythema, papulation, excoriation and lichenification in the classic sites or in the particular patterns of individual patients. Then there is always the piteous recital of complaints like intense pruritus, insomnia and "nervousness." Occasionally a patient is exceedingly and dangerously dispirited because schooling, vocational career or social life is badly disrupted. And so annually one girds to the task of soothing and alleviating the condition of the primarily disturbed skin and the secondarily disturbed mind.
LEIDER M. SUCCESSIVE OCCURRENCE OF KAPOSI'S VARICELLIFORM ERUPTION IN SIBLINGS WITH ATOPIC DERMATITIS. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(4):456–460. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570040050008
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