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Matzenauer-Polland syndrome

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A skin disease marked by spontaneous, mostly symmetrical inflammatory lesions followed by chronic fluctuating attacks of erythema and urticarial edema, appearing most frequently in the form of weeping dermatitis, rarely a skin necrosis. Associated with the dermatologic manifestations are emotional tension, headache, and abdominal, articular and urinary symptoms. Women with dysmenorrhea are most frequently affected.


  • R. Matzenauer, R. Polland:
    Dermatitis symmetrica dysmenorrhoica. Beitrag zur Angioneurosefrage.
    Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, Berlin, 1912, 111: 385-394.

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