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June 1961


Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(6):1050-1052. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580120162045

Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma. Contact Dermatitis of the Legs, Stasis Factor? Presented by Dr. Ruth R. Rauschkolb. 

History.—  A 32-year-old white, married, nulliparous machine helper has had "ichthyosis" as long as she can remember. The patient says she is worse in summer and complains, "I can't sweat." Her chief complaints at her initial visit, May 19, 1960, were "lumps" on the left side of her head and the rash on her lower legs. On occasion she has had bluish-red welts on her lower legs, the most recent attack about 2 weeks ago. The patient always attributes this eruption to hosiery, the last attack to elastic-topped nylon bobby sox.

Family History.—  The patient is the fourth of 5 children. There is no history of consanguinity or hereditary disease. One brother has 10 children all living and well. A sister has 4 healthy children, but her fifth, a boy, has a harelip.


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