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September 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(3):373-374. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570090120022

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Lichen Ruber Moniliformis? Presented by Dr. Loren Shaffer and (by invitation) Dr. S. H. Sauter.  M. M., a 25-yr.old white woman, had generalized vesicular eruption after having scarlet fever at the age of 10 yr. This cleared except for lesions on the lower legs, persistent despite varied and intensive treatment. The patient was presented before the Society on several occasions and also at the first meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology and Syphilology in Detroit, 1938 (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.38:317 [Aug.] 1938). In 1945 (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.54:472 [Oct.] 1946) she was presented by Dr. Hermann Pinkus, at which time Dr. Felix Pinkus called attention to the similarity of the lesions to Kaposi's case of lichen ruber moniliformis. At this time a younger brother was presented with evident epidermolysis bullosa with numerous milia. Milia were also prominent in our patient's disease at that time.

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