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July 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(1):104. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570070107023

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Contact Dermatitis (Nickel). Presented by Dr. Jack Wolf.  D. G., a woman aged 44, is presented from the New York Skin and Cancer Unit with an eruption on the hands, thighs and abdomen of three months' duration. In December, 1949, she acquired an eruption on the lobes of the ears which she attributed to earrings. When she stopped wearing them the eruption disappeared. In February, 1950, she manifested an eruption on her thighs and on the left side of the abdomen. In March an eruption appeared on the left palm. These areas have been getting progressively worse. The patient is a waitress and carries a metal tray at the site of the eruption on the left hand.There is acute erythema, vesiculation, and scaling at all of the above-mentioned sites, which are areas which come into direct contact with metal: garters, the zipper on her girdle, and the tray. Patch

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