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March 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(3):462-466. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550150150029

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Case for Diagnosis: Lichenoid Eruption in Negro Child. Presented by Dr. Herbert L. Joseph.

A Negro boy, age 21 months, has had patches consisting of grouped small lichenoid papules for five months. The largest lesions are on the trunk and are up to 8 cm. in diameter. They consist of closely grouped but discrete pinpoint- to pinheadsize papules, giving them a rough feel, but not grater-like. There is slight hyperpigmentation. In some of the lesions on the legs there is slight scaliness and a mild eczematous component. Itching has not been prominent if measured by the amount of scratching.

The tuberculin test (P. P. D., First Strength) is negative. He has been treated with salicylic acid, Vioform ointment, and vitamin A, without much change after four months of therapy.

A biopsy specimen was taken from one of the large patches on the right lower chest.


Dr. Hamilton

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