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Frequency of Skin Lesions in Chronic Drinkers

Frequency of Skin Lesions in Chronic Drinkers This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— We observed that chronic drinkers seemed to have more skin lesions than did nondrinkers. We were unable to find any reference to this association either in the standard dermatology texts or in the medical literature of the past 20 years. Because of this, we decided to do a study to confirm or refute this casual observation. Patient Population.— Five hundred consecutive admissions to the medical service at our hospital, which is an active general hospital, were interviewed and examined. The patients were questioned in detail as to their alcohol intake, occupation, and medications. Each patient was then carefully examined as to the presence or absence of any significant skin lesions. A dermatologic diagnosis was made, and most of these patients were then seen by a dermatologist for confirmation of the diagnosis.We decided arbitrarily to call those persons who drank four or more cans or bottles of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Frequency of Skin Lesions in Chronic Drinkers

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 112 (9) – Sep 1, 1976

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1976 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1976.01630330080033
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— We observed that chronic drinkers seemed to have more skin lesions than did nondrinkers. We were unable to find any reference to this association either in the standard dermatology texts or in the medical literature of the past 20 years. Because of this, we decided to do a study to confirm or refute this casual observation. Patient Population.— Five hundred consecutive admissions to the medical service at our hospital, which is an active general hospital, were interviewed and examined. The patients were questioned in detail as to their alcohol intake, occupation, and medications. Each patient was then carefully examined as to the presence or absence of any significant skin lesions. A dermatologic diagnosis was made, and most of these patients were then seen by a dermatologist for confirmation of the diagnosis.We decided arbitrarily to call those persons who drank four or more cans or bottles of

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1976

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