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Gougerot-Ruiter syndrome

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An allergic skin disease characterized by erythema, papules, vesicles, pustules, exudation, urticarial oedema, cutaneous haemorrhage, telangiectases, and arteriolitis of the cutaneous vessels. Frequently, fever, malaise, arthralgia, gastrointestinal manifestations. Occurs in acute and chronic form. Prevalent in females (3:2); onset at all ages

Werther’s syndrome, or dermatitis nodularis necroticans, is a variant of this syndrome.


  • H. Gougerot:
    Septicémie chronique indetérminée caracterisée par de petits nodules dermiques ("dermatitis nodularis non necroticans"), éléments érythémato-papuleux, purpura.
    Bulletin de la Société française de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie, Paris, 1932, 39: 1192-1194.
  • H. Gougerot:
    «Maladie trisymptomatique de H. Gougerot»: Trisymptome asssociant petits nodules dermiques, cocardes d’érythème polymorphe, purpura.
    Semaine des hôpitaux de Paris, 1947, 23: 1311-1315.
  • M. Ruiter, C. H. Brandsma:
    Arteriolitis allergica. Dermatologica, Basel, 1948, 97: 265-271.

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