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September 1952

UNUSUAL DISTRIBUTION OF CHICKENPOX LESIONS

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;66(3):403-404. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530280107022

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Abstract

During the physical examination of a patient under treatment for psoriasis, an interesting observation was made. The patient had recently acquired chickenpox (varicella), and it was noted that chickenpox lesions occurred almost without exception in the sites of former psoriatic patches.

REPORT OF CASE

An 8-year-old Caucasian boy was initially seen in 1946 with generalized psoriasis. It had been present since the age of 6 months. He was observed at intervals from 1946 to 1951. In

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