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David F. Fretzin


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US dermatologist and pathologist.

Biography of David F. Fretzin

David F. Fretzin has been affiliated with The University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pathology, College og medicine (Professor of Clinical Pathology and Dermatology) and Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

David F. Fretzin got his BS from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1956 and obtained his MD from the University of Iowa in 1960. His residency training was at the Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center 1960-1961, Department of Internal Medicine, Hines VA Medical Center 1963-1964, and Department of Dermatology, University of Illinois at Chicago 1964-1967. He was an Osborne Fellow, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 1967-1968

Fretzin's clinical focus has been clinico-pathologic correlations in dematopathology.

We thank Andre Trombeta for information submitted.


  • D. F. Fretzin, B. Potter:
    Blue rubber bleb nevus.
    Archives of Internal Medicine, Chicago, December 1965, 116 (6): 924-929.
  • D. F. Fretzin:
    Granuloma fissuratum of the ears.
    Archives of Dermatology, Chicago, April 1966, 93 (4): 448-449.
  • F. J. Szymanski, D. F. Fretzin:
    Case for diagnosis.
    Archives of Dermatology, December 1966, 94 (6): 798-799.
  • B. Potter, D. F. Fretzin:
    Hypertrichosis lanuginosa and anaplastic carcinoma.
    Archives of Dermatology, December 1966, 94 (6): 801-802.
  • D. F. Fretzin:
    Malignant down. Archives of Dermatology, March 1967, 95 (3): 294-297.
  • L. M. Solomon, D. F. Fretzin, R. L. Dewald:
    The epidermal nevus syndrome.
    Archives of Dermatology, March 1968, 97 (3): 273-285.
  • W. Jao, D. F. Fretzin, M. L. Christ, L. M. Prinz:
    Blue nevus of the prostate gland.
    Archives of Pathology, February 1971, 91 (2): 187-191.
  • D. F. Fretzin, E. B. Helwig:
    Atypical fibroxanthoma of the skin. A clinicopathologic study of 140 cases.
    Cancer, Hoboken NJ, June 1973, 31 (6): 1541-1552.
  • W. Jao, D. F. Fretzin, L. Sundaran, J. E. Frydman:
    Balloon cell nevus of the conjunctiva.
    Archives of Pathology, Chicago, August 1973, 96 (2): 124-126.
  • D. H. Orth, D. F. Fretzin, V. Abramson:
    Collodion baby with transient bilateral upper lid ectropion. Review of ocular manifestations in ichthyosis.
    Archives of Ophthalmology, Chicago, March 1974, 91 (3): 206-207.
  • I. Cosnow, D. F. Fretzin:
    Choriocarcinoma metastatic to skin.
    Archives of Dermatology, April 1974, 109 (4): 551-553.

  • D. F. Fretzin:
    Pseudoxanthoma elasticum in hyperphosphatasia.
    Archives of Dermatology, February 1975, 111 (2): 271-272.
  • M. H. Ellman, D. F. Fretzin, Olson W.
    Toxic epidermal necrolysis associated with allopurinol administration.
    Archives of Dermatology, August 1975, 111 (8): 986-990.
  • R. S. Ramamurthy, M. Reveri, N. B. Esterly, D. F. Fretzin, R. S. Pildes:
    Transient neonatal pustular melanosis.
    The Journal of Pediatrics, St. Louis, May 1976, 88 (5): 831-835.
  • M. F. Schwartz Jr, N. B. Esterly, D. F. Fretzin, E. Pergament E, I. H. Rozenfeld:
    Hypomelanosis of Ito (incontinentia pigmenti achromians): a neurocutaneous syndrome. The Journal of Pediatrics, February 1977, 90 (2): 236-240.
  • N. B. Esterly, D. F. Fretzin, H. Pinkus:
    Eruptive vellus hair cysts.
    Archives of Dermatology, April 1977, 113 (4): 500-503.
  • D. M. Steinway, D. F. Fretzin:
    Acquired zosteriform cavernous hemangiomas: brief clinical observation.
    Archives of Dermatology, June 1977, 113 (6): 848-849.
  • D. F. Fretzin:
    Biopsy in vesicobullous disorders.
    Cutis, New York, November 1977, 20 (5): 639-645.
  • D. V. Edidin, N. B. Esterly, A. K. Bamzai, D. F. Fretzin:
    Chondrodysplasia punctata. Conradi-Hünermann syndrome.
    Archives of Dermatology, October 1977, 113 (10): 1431-1434.
  • M. B. Draznin, N. B. Esterly, D. F. Fretzin:
    Congenital poikiloderma with features of hereditary acrokeratotic poikiloderma. Archives of Dermatology, August, 1978, 114 (8): 1207-1210.
  • S. M. Beutler, D. F. Fretzin, W. Jao, R. Desser:
    Xanthomatosis resembling scleroderma in multiple myeloma.
    Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, November 1978, 102 (11): 567-571.
  • J. Keane, D. F. Fretzin, W. Jao, C. M. Shapiro:
    Bronchial carcinoid metastatic to skin. Light and electron microscopic findings.
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, Copenhagen, February 1980, 7 (1): 43-49.
  • A. Fathizadeh, D. F. Fretzin, M. J. Favus, C. L. Coe:
    Primary hyperparathyroidism and basal cell nevus syndrome.
    Annals of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, July 1980, 93 (1): 147.
  • D. F. Fretzin, D. W. Beal, W. Jao.
    Light and ultrastructural study of reactive perforating collagenosis.
    Archives of Dermatology, September 1980, 116 (9): 1054-1058.
  • A. Fathizadeh, J. W. Rippon, S. I. Rosenfeld, D. F. Fretzin, A. L. Lorincz:
    Pheomycotic cyst in an immunosuppressed host.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, St. Louis, October 1981, 5 (4): 423-427.
  • D. M. Bronson, D. F. Fretzin, L. N. Farrell:
    Congenital pilar and smooth muscle nevus.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, January 1983, 8 (1): 111-114.
  • H. L. Hsieh, D. E. Fisher, D. M. Bronson, D. F. Fretzin:
    Cutis verticis gyrata in a neonate.
    Pediatric Dermatology, Boston, October 1983, 1 (2): 153-156.
  • B. Raab, D. F. Fretzin, D. M. Bronson, M. J. Scott, H. H. Roenigk Jr, M. Medenica:
    Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita and inflammatory bowel disease.
    JAMA, October 7, 1983, 250 (13): 1746-1748.
  • H. M. Goldin, D. M. Bronson, D. F. Fretzin:
    Woolly-hair nevus: a case report and study by scanning electron microscopy.
    Pediatric Dermatology, July 1984, 2 (1): 41-44.
  • H. Z. Friedman, A. M. Arias, R. Catchatourian, D. F. Fretzin:
    Toxic epidermal necrolysis following bone marrow transplantation.
    Cutis, August 1984, 34 (2): 158-162.
  • M. C. Massa, D. F. Fretzin, L. Chowdhury, D. L. Sweet:
    Angiolymphoid hyperplasia demonstrating extensive skin and mucosal lesions controlled with vinblastine therapy.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, August 1984, 11 (2 Pt 2): 333-339.
  • F. Fretzin, D. Whitney:
    Familial Becker's nevus.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 1985, 12 (3): 589-590.
  • E. Winston, D. Rubenstein, J. R. Hamill Jr, D. F. Fretzin:
    Zinc deficiency during parenteral hyperalimentation.
    IMJ. Illinois Medical Journal, Chicago, September 1985, 168 (3): 161-163.
  • P. J. Aronson, D. F. Fretzin, N. E. Morgan:
    A unique case of sarcoidosis with coexistent collagen vascular disease. Possible result of a compatible disease-sustaining immunologic environment.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 1985, 13( 5 Pt 2): 886-891.
  • P. J. Aronson, D. F. Fretzin, B. S. Potter:
    Neurothekeoma of Gallager and Helwig (dermal nerve sheath myxoma variant): report of a case with electron microscopic and immunohistochemical studies.
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, December 1985, 12 (6): 506-519.
  • David Rosenthal, D. F. Fretzin:
    Epidermal nevus syndrome: report of association with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Pediatric Dermatology, December 1986, 3 (6): 455-458.
  • J. B. Sloan, M. A. Berk, H. M. Gebel, D. F. Fretzin:
    Multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Occurrence in two generations of the same family. Archives of Internal Medicine, July 1987, 147 (7): 1317-1320.
  • F. Fretzin, A. M. Arias:
    Sclerema neonatorum and subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn.
    Pediatric Dermatology, August 1987, 4 (2): 112-122. Review.
  • A. Hebert, J. Charrow, N. B. Esterly, D. F. Fretzin:
    Uncombable hair (pili trianguli et canaliculi): evidence for dominant inheritance with complete penetrance based on scanning electron microscopy.
    American Journal of Medical Genetics, New York, September 1987, 28 (1): 185-193. Review.
  • R. V. Kolbusz, D. F. Fretzin:
    Bowen's disease of the umbilicus simulating psoriasis vulgaris.
    Cutis, October 1988, 42 (4): 321-322.
  • M. A. Berk, J. B. Sloan, D. F. Fretzin:
    Lupus erythematosus in a patient with long-standing multiple sclerosis.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 1988, 19 (5 Pt 2): 969-972.
  • R. V. Kolbusz, D. F. Fretzin.
    Focal acantholytic dyskeratosis in condyloma acuminata.
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, February 1989, 16 (1): 44-47.
  • R. K. Scupham, D. F. Fretzin:
    Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma with paraproteinemia.
    Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, December 1989, 113 (12): 1389-1391.
  • M. J. Chow, D. F. Fretzin:
    Epidermal nevus syndrome: report of association with chondroblastoma of bone. Pediatric Dermatology, December 1989, 6 (4): 358.
  • J. B. Sloan, D. F. Fretzin, D. A. Bovenmyer:
    Genetic counseling in segmental neurofibromatosis.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 1990, 22 (3): 461-7. Review.
  • B. Rest, D. F. Fretzin:
    Quantitative assessment of scanning electron microscope defects in uncombable-hair syndrome. Pediatric Dermatology, June 1990, 7 (2): 93-96.
  • F. Digregorio, R. J. Barr, D. F. Fretzin:
    Pleomorphic lipoma. Case reports and review of the literature. The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, March 1992, 18 (3): 197-202. Review.
  • R. J. Barr, K. S. Alpern, D. J. Santa Cruz, D. F. Fretzin:
    Clear cell basal cell carcinoma: an unusual degenerative variant.
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, August 1993, 20 (4): 308-316.
  • Jeffrey J. Kamysz, D. F. Fretzin:
    Necrobiosis in solitary mastocytoma: coincidence or pathogenesis?
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, April 1994, 21 (2): 179-182.
  • D. F. Fretzin, J. B. Sloan, S. A. Fretzin:
    Eccrine syringofibroadenoma. A clear-cell variant.
    The American Journal of Dermatopathology, New York, December 1995, 17 (6): 591-593.

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