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September 1961


Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(3):522-525. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580150168048

Acne Rosacea? Presented by Dr. Anker K. Jensen. 

History:  An American male of Mexican descent, age 42, developed a skin eruption about 2 years ago on the central part of the forehead. This has spread to involve the upper part of the nose and cheeks. The involved skin is erythematous with some edema and swelling of the subcutaneous tissue, especially over the upper part of the nose and center of the forehead. The patient states that there are occasional pustules present in the involved areas, and that being in the sun or a warm room makes it worse.

Treatment:  He has received some superficial x-ray and has taken Acidulin by mouth. He has applied different combinations of hydrocortisone, sulfur, and resorcin. The above cleared the pustular element but not the erythema, so he was given Aralen and B12 injections for about 2 months. This was stopped, and he was

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