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March 1977

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(3):384. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640030130036

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THE LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY  May 14, 1975Marian M. Brubaker, MD, Recorder

Prurigo Nodularis, Presenting as a Pseudotumor. Presented by Don E. Suter, MD, Alfred Trosow, MD.  A 48-year-old man was seen initially in April 1975 with a 2.5-cm firm tumor of the right temple that had an oozing surface and that had been present for three weeks. There were no cervical nodes. He has a history of recurrent, long-term pruritic eruptions of his arms and trunk attended with scratching. There is a 20-year history of ulcer symptoms, for which he takes antacids. He bathes frequently and has used various antibacterial soaps.Results of a complete blood cell count, VDRL test for syphilis, and urinalysis and chest film were all normal. Biopsy specimens were taken from the left temple lesion and from a lesion on the left side of the chest. These specimens were examined by Dr Elson B. Helwig of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and were diagnosed as chronic

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