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June 1955

MANHATTAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(6):770-772. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540300092025

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Abstract

Lichen Planus. Presented by Dr. Jack Wolf.

S. P., a man aged 64, is presented from the New York Skin and Cancer Unit with lesions on the dorsa of the hands and forearms of approximately seven years' duration. The eruption starts with erythematous spots, which after long duration, possibly two to three years, become paler and flatter than the surrounding skin.

The patient presents sharply defined, nummular, atrophic areas of an erythematoviolaceous color on the dorsal aspects of the hands. On and just below the left elbow there is a sharply defined and somewhat scaly depigmented area approximately 7 by 3 cm. in size. Similar smaller lesions are scattered on the anterior and posterior aspects of the forearms. On the anterior aspect of the left wrist and also scattered between the atrophic lesions, he presents pea-sized, raised, shiny, and occasionally scaly, flat-topped erythematous papules. When the patient was first seen

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