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November 1956


AMA Arch Derm. 1956;74(5):556-563. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550110100024

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Psoriasis Vulgaris?? Presented by Dr. James L. Lynch.

A 25-year-old man gives no history of previous skin eruption except for a mild rash of the beard in 1951. A pruritic eruption developed on the face about one month ago. One week later, it spread to his neck, and in a few days to the trunk. The patient was first seen on Nov. 3, 1955, and, to date, there has been no appreciable change. The patient states that he had an upper respiratory infection with a minimal temperature just prior to this eruption. There is no drug history except that of a few aspirin tablets. Shortly before the eruption, the patient refinished some old furniture and was exposed to sawdust, old paint, staining material, and "Strip Ease" (a solvent). His general health has been good except for the fact that in two years after leaving the Service he has lost 40

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