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December 1952

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

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Chairman; Secretary Feb. 5, 1952

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;66(6):754-764. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530310092015

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Abstract

Dermatitis Herpetiformis in an Infant. Presented by Dr. Andrew H. Montgomery.

E. R., a boy aged 18 months, is presented from the New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital with a generalized eruption of two months' duration. The eruption first appeared in the groin region and lower part of the abdomen and spread to the face, neck, ears, and extremities. There were no lesions on the back for the first two weeks. The scalp and mucous surfaces were clear. There were no constitutional symptoms, but mild pruritus was present. The patient was first treated for bullous impetigo, with recurrence of the lesions. There is no history of use of drugs or previous vaccination.

The lesions consist of clear, tense bullae, erythematous macules, vesicles, and pustules.

Biopsy showed the superficial vessels to be dilated, with surrounding edema. There was a perivascular infiltrate composed of small wandering connective tissue cells, some polymor

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