Lupus vulgaris, the true exponent of the cutaneous tuberculosis, although so well studied and thoroughly known, still deserves consideration. Usually it is a disease of a long and tardy process. It remains for years in the form of small, innocent nodules, which scarcely call the attention of the patient for any treatment, and yet its consequences are very serious, and at times fatal. This prompts me to refer to the history of two cases which have lately come under observation.
—M. J. T., aged 52, a man of splendid physique, always had good health. No one in his family had ever shown signs of tuberculosis. His children are types of perfect health and vigor.
—At the age of 28 he began to notice some little pimples on the lobules of the right auricle. He did not think anything of it and let them go until
RAVOGLI A. LUPUS VULGARIS OF THE EAR IN RELATION TO ITS LATE RESULTS.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(1):11–14. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220270011001a