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November 1954

ATLANTIC DERMATOLOGICAL CONFERENCE

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;70(5):675-690. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540230125018

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Abstract

Urticaria Pigmentosa? Incontinentia Pigmenti? Presented by Dr. Henry B. Decker, Camden, N. J. and Dr. Herbert A. Luscombe, Philadelphia.

DISCUSSION

Dr. Perry M. Sachs, New York: Aspoe-Hansen described a series of cases under the long name of bullous keratogenous and pigmentary dermatitis with blood eosinophilia in newborn girls in the Archives recently. As in this case, also that of a girl, there were bullous lesions and bouts of fever and diarrhea. The feature of eosinophilia has not been noted in this patient. It is possible that the condition described by Aspoe-Hansen is a type of incontinentia pigmenti or perhaps the same condition.

Dr. Frederick Kalz, Montreal: It seems to me that the urticarial lesions were due to penicillin. I would like to ask whether any abnormalities other than cutaneous were found? Incontinentia pigmenti was first reported as a cutaneous disorder only; as more cases were reported, other abnormalities were observed

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