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September 1967

Reactive Perforating Collagenosis

Author Affiliations


From the departments of dermatology of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit General Hospital (Drs. Mehregan and Schwartz), and Henry Ford Hospital (Dr. Livingood), Detroit.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(3):277-282. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610030055009

A case is presented exhibiting an unusual reaction of the skin to superficial trauma. In response to minor trauma, certain changes take place within the papillary layer of the corium characterized by affinity of the connective tissue for hematoxylin. Secondary changes of the overlying epidermis eventually lead to complete elimination of the altered connective tissue.

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