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April 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(4):512-518. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570040106025

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A Case for Diagnosis: Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis with Malignant Changes? Presented by Dr. David Bloom.  A. B., an Italian woman aged 27, was previously presented at the Bronx Dermatological Society in November 1949 and at the New York Academy of Medicine in December 1949. She was first seen at the Skin and Cancer Unit, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, in October, complaining of an eruption on the forehead of three years' duration. On the right and left sides of the forehead are irregular plaques containing hyperkeratotic lesions and ulcerations. A few keratotic lesions are present also on the upper lip and the nose. The hands, elbows and knees show verruca-plana-like lesions. Biopsy of the lesion on the left side of the forehead was reported as showing squamous cell epithelioma with evidence of anaplasia; from the right side of the forehead the biopsy showed basal cell epithelioma. The patient has been treated

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