The cases forming the subject of this paper were collected over a period of seven years. They are presented here with the expectation that similar cases have been seen by others. It is hoped that discussion may be stimulated and more may be learned about the nature of the disease process and the peculiar histologic changes forming its basis.
Report of Cases
The first of these cases came to my attentionin August, 1950, in the form of a biopsy sent in by Dr. Warren L. Macaulay of Fargo, N. D. He wrote that the specimen came from a red, scaly, and slightly elevated plaque just above the medial part of the right eyebrow of a 29-year-old white man. There was some loss of hair where the lesion encroached on the eyebrow. The plaque had been present for about seven weeks and had enlarged gradually. Examination for fungi had
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