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April 1958

Cutaneous Papillomatosis: Nummular and Confluent Variety

AMA Arch Derm. 1958;77(4):396-398. doi:10.1001/archderm.1958.01560040020003

Reports of cutaneous papillomatosis are rarely found in the American literature. Wise and Sachs1,2 described the first case of the disorder (confluent and reticulated variety)3 to appear in this country in 1937, and Young4,5 recorded the second. Leavitt6 presented a possible example in 1956.

The patient reported herein exhibited an eruption which clinically suggested the nummular and confluent variety of cutaneous papillomatosis and histologically coincided with earlier observations of this disorder. This form of cutaneous papillomatosis has not hitherto been presented in our literature.

Report of a Case

The patient is a 9½-year-old Negro boy. He was first observed in August, 1956, at which time he presented an asymptomatic eruption located upon the extremities, trunk, and face. The dermatosis had first appeared in 1954 on the face (about the eyes and mouth) and spread to its present confines within a period of several

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