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May 1964


Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(5):765-770. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590290131023

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1. Multiple Benign Histiocytoma. 2. Reticulohistiocytoma. Presented by Dr. John L. Fromer.  A 32-year-old Canadian truck driver has a dermatosis on the trunk and extremities, of three years' duration. It began with the appearance of raised pink papules on the dorsum of the finger and slowly spread to include the dorsum of the hands. Crops of scattered conical papules, flesh-colored to pink, appeared on the back, buttocks, and abdominal wall. Two years ago a number of studies were made in Florida, and he was treated without relief. Later he was given superficial x-ray therapy to the hands, without help. He moved to this area in May, 1962. There is intermittent pruritus, but the most prominent symptom is aching and stiffness in the fingers toward the end of the day.There are multiple confluent, raised, skin-colored to bluish-red, well-demarcated papules on the hands, especially over the joint areas. Scattered areas of

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