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October 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(4):526-529. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570100143025

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Kraurosis Vulvae. Presented by Dr. Martin V. Boardman.  G. J., a white woman aged 62, a patient at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital of the New York University-Bellevue Medical Center has had vaginal itching for the past nine years, which time corresponds with the cessation of her menses. At first her complaint was that of "soreness" for which she was given many local applications. Two years ago she received 20 x-ray treatments of unknown dosage. These helped partially, but in the summer of 1950 there was a recurrence of the former complaint, plus itching.At present there is no alteration in the external genitalia. The labia minora are absent or practically so, the mucous membranes of the entire labia and external vaginal surfaces are gray, are slightly thickened, and show several excoriations.The histological examination was made by Dr. C. F. Sims. In the upper cutis the collagen

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