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May 1961

Nummular and Confluent Papillomatosis: Report of a New Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations


Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University (Hermann Pinkus, M.D., Chairman).

Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(5):773-776. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580110061009

Although there has been an increasing number of cases reported of cutaneous papillomatosis during the last decade, all except one have been of the confluent and reticulated type. The first case of the nummular and confluent type was reported by Gougerot and Carteaud in 1930.1,2 There had been no other cases in the literature until 1958 when Montgomery and Young3 reported the first case in the United States.

We would like to present a new case of nummular and confluent papillomatosis.

Report of a Case  This 37-year-old white woman was first seen Jan. 21, 1960; at that time she complained of an increasing widespread eruption over her trunk, buttock, and thighs. She stated that she has had skin lesions over the past 3 years, becoming worse during the last year. She stated that she had what appeared to be the same type of eruption on the right knee