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July 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(1):135-142. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550190139037

A Case for Diagnosis: Eruption on Breasts, Thighs, and Interscapular Area. Presented by Dr. Anthony C. Cipollaro.

A woman aged 56 was referred to me in consultation on Nov. 10, 1956. In April, 1956, she noted "pimples" on the breasts. These lesions spread centrifugally to form large patches with clear centers. There was some associated itching and burning.

Seven weeks ago the patient noted similar lesions on the anterior surfaces of the thighs. These have evolved in the same fashion. Most recently a small patch appeared on the back. The patient says she may have had a similar attack five years ago, although the lesions did not become as large, and they cleared spontaneously.

Three ointments have been used for the present eruption without effect.

On the breasts and anterior aspects of the thighs are large, annular lesions varying in size to several inches. The centers

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