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December 1955


AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(6):590-595. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730360096016

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Newell W. Schlueter, M.D., President

Morris Moore, Ph.D., Secretary

Kansas City Meeting

March 27, 1955

Localized Darier's Disease. Presented by Dr. Gordon C. Sauer, Kansas City, Mo.

T. E. K., a 39-year-old white man, states that this skin trouble began in 1942 in the South Pacific, where he was in the Army. He claims it began in the area of a blue birthmark. The eruption itches when it is warm. He has been seen by several physicians, and treatment has consisted of electric cautery and silver nitrate applications. There is no familial history.

The patient was first seen on Aug. 16, 1954. In a palm-sized area, on the left side of the lower chest wall, were numerous white scars with some pinhead-sized brownish papules interspersed. Some of the papules appeared to have various-shaped central burrows.

Biopsy shows lacunae, corps ronds, and grains typical of Darier's

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