AARON FEDER, M.D.
Atypical lichen planus is a new clinical entity borne of the tropical phase of World War II. One of the notable events in the military medical history of the Southwest Pacific was the widespread disability of troops because of dermatological disease. Most of the dermatological casualties consisted of those suffering from what was ultimately called atypical lichen planus, from eczematoid dermatitis and from a severe form of exfoliative dermatitis. During the course of the New Guinea campaign, medical officers became aware of a disease of rapidly increasing incidence which bore a striking, though superficial, resemblance to lichen planus, but which
FEDER A. CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS ON ATYPICAL LICHEN PLANUS AND RELATED DERMATOSES PRESUMABLY DUE TO ATABRINE TOXICITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:1078–1089. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-6-1078
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(6):1078-1089.
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