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May 1953

CHICAGO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(5):526-532. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540050090026

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Abstract

Porokeratosis (Mibelli). Presented by Dr. H. H. Rodin, South Bend, Ind.

The patient, C. G., a white man aged 69, in good health except for the lesion involving the right hand and forearm, was first seen on Feb. 28, 1951. He complained of a deforming lesion involving the hand and forearm of 18 to 20 years' duration. He stated that the lesion began as a small wart-like growth on the back surface of the hand and has gradually spread to involve most of the forearm. The deformity has now reached the stage where the hand has lost all function. The ulcers involving the dorsal surface of the hand and wrist developed approximately seven years ago, two or three years after he had received the last x-ray treatment.

He has received a great deal of treatment in the form of topical medication, cautery, antibiotic administration and x-ray therapy, without

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