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July 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(1):124-126. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560190126028

Lichen Planus Circumfollicularis Corneus Comedoniformis (Kissmeyer). Presented by Capt. James H. Lockwood (MC), U. S. N.

A white man, aged 38, well developed and well nourished and in no distress, presented circular areas of alopecia on the trunk and extremities with 1 to 3 mm. firm papules around the periphery. Some of the papules had a yellowish color, with capillaries surrounding and converging toward the summit of the lesion. There were no papules in the central area of alopecia. There were numerous large comedones on the back and several yellowish periorbital, milia-like lesions. The condition had its onset nine years ago, with tender "folding" of the skin of both soles, with erythema and scaling, followed in one year with alopecia of the nuchal area and later circular areas of alopecia on the trunk and extremities. The only symptom was a mild pruritus.

The patient had the usual childhood diseases, also

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