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June 19, 1909

A CASE OF SYCOSIS, PROBABLY DUE TO THE GONOCOCCUS

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ROYSE CITY, TEXAS

JAMA. 1909;LII(25):1996. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420510030003a

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Abstract

Mr. W., aged 35, weight 165, consulted me Feb. 20, 1909, for pustular folliculitis involving the bearded part of the face, which had existed for two years. The picture was that of an ordinary sycosis. On examining hairs extracted from the infected areas I found in their sheaths, not common pus organism, but great numbers of intercellular and intracellular biscuit-shaped diplococci which were morphologically identical with gonococci. In an examination of the literature I found in Pusey's work a reference to a report by Cronquist of a case of gonococcus folliculitis of the hairy region of the abdomen of a woman who had gonorrhea. Further observations tended to confirm my opinion that the ease was one of gonococcus folliculitis. The organisms in my case were rather smaller than the cocci found in the acute stages of gonorrhea, but did not differ from the gonococci found in the prostate in cases

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