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NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY 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 LICHEN PLANUS ATROPHICUS. Presented by Dr. Spiegel. D. I., a woman, aged 52, a widow, born in Russia, a dressmaker, said that the lesion had been present for a year and a half. She presented over the left clavicular region an irregularly shaped patch about 6 cm. in length, and 2.5 cm. in width. The patch was glistening white, slightly depressed, with a shining smooth surface studded with numerous dark comedolike horny plugs. There was a distinct rose colored areola surrounding this patch. There were numerous discrete lichen planus papules around the large patch, some of which had the beginning of a comedolike depression in the center of the papule. DISCUSSION Dr. Pollitzer said he thought it was a typical case of the disease which had been described as atrophic lichen planus. The resemblance of these patches to scleroderma was striking, the only point of difference being that the doughy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1924 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1924.02360230108016
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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 LICHEN PLANUS ATROPHICUS. Presented by Dr. Spiegel. D. I., a woman, aged 52, a widow, born in Russia, a dressmaker, said that the lesion had been present for a year and a half. She presented over the left clavicular region an irregularly shaped patch about 6 cm. in length, and 2.5 cm. in width. The patch was glistening white, slightly depressed, with a shining smooth surface studded with numerous dark comedolike horny plugs. There was a distinct rose colored areola surrounding this patch. There were numerous discrete lichen planus papules around the large patch, some of which had the beginning of a comedolike depression in the center of the papule. DISCUSSION Dr. Pollitzer said he thought it was a typical case of the disease which had been described as atrophic lichen planus. The resemblance of these patches to scleroderma was striking, the only point of difference being that the doughy

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Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1924

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