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November 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(5):661-664. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570110131025

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Acrokeratosis Verruciformis (Hopf). Presented by Major James Drake, M.C., U. S. A.  Captain W., a 43-year-old white nurse-anesthetist, first noted the present eruption on her hands and feet at the age of 23. However, she recalls that as a 6-year-old child she was taken to a physician because of excessive peeling of the feet unaccompanied by any inflammatory phenomena. Since the onset at 23 there has been no remission.During the period from 1938 to 1940, the patient received an estimated total of about 1,500 r. to the hands and feet with no benefit.She believes that her father has this same condition on the hands, and, on close questioning, it is probable that his eruption is of this general nature rather than eczematous.Her general health has been good, with the exception of a three-year period when she was a Japanese prisoner-of-war during World War II. At that

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