A Case for Diagnosis (Dermatitis Herpetiformis; Infectious Eczematoid Dermatitis?). Presented by Dr. Anker K. Jensen.
M. H., a man aged 32, a carpenter, began to have an eruption on the flexor surfaces of the legs about one year ago. This gradually cleared up. Three weeks ago the present eruption appeared in groups on the legs. There was also a dermatitis in the right axillary area, with some swelling of the lymph nodes. There is severe itching.
Treatment in the past three weeks has included the following local therapy: weekly fractional doses of roentgen rays; antipruritic lotion; 5 per cent sulfathiazole ointment, and 2 per cent aqueous solution of gentian violet medicinal.
Dr. Samuel Ayres Jr.: This case is somewhat atypical. I thought that the disease was infectious eczematoid dermatitis until I saw what appeared to be a fresh lesion on the leg, which was rather typical of dermatitis