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November 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(5):619-621. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560230105032

A Case for Diagnosis (Folliculitis of Scalp? Seborrheic Eczema? Erythema Multiforme?). Presented by Dr. Jules E. Vandow.

A 27-year-old white man was seen for the first time on January 12, 1959. He is a credit analyst for a bank but spends several nights a week wrestling at a gym. Suddenly, three days ago, an eruption appeared on the scalp, consisting of a palmsized area of crusting and scaling over the frontal region. Overlying this area are numerous folliculopustular lesions. Inflammatory papules and pustules are present throughout the scalp and on the forehead. A half-dollar-sized area of scaling is also present above the left ear. The cervical nodes on the left are enlarged. A group of papules in herpetic arrangement is present over the left side of the chest. A few macules and papules appear to be developing over the chest and abdomen. There is no fever

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