March 10, 1934


JAMA. 1934;102(10):766. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.62750100003009b

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In view of the chronicity of course and the various forms of treatment advised in lymphogranuloma inguinale, we feel justified in reporting a single case because of the unusual rapidity and completeness of healing that followed treatment with autogenous filtrate.

A man, aged 31, seen at the office in October, 1932, had a tender swelling in the right groin draining since an incision had been made seven weeks previously. This had begun nine weeks before, with a small firm lump in the right groin aching somewhat. During the subsequent two weeks it became larger and softer, turned red and was incised, draining thick yellow pus. Fever persisted for ten days, the patient feeling ill; it then improved for a time, but both local and general conditions became worse with increased activity. From five to six weeks preceding the onset, the patient noticed several small red pimples on the penis, which

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