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February 2004

A TUBEROUS IODIDE OF POTASH ERUPTION SIMULATING HISTOLOGICALLY AN EPITHELIOMA

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MARKBERNHARDTMD

Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(2):159. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.2.159

THE JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES INCLUDING SYPHILIS

VOL. XXII.

FEBRUARY, 1904.

NO. 2

BY DOUGLASS W. MONTGOMERY, M.D.,

Professor of Diseases of the Skin, University of California.

Patient demonstrated before the California Academy of Medicine, Feb. 23, 1903.

One of the chief points of interest in the present case is the infiltrative character of the hyper- and parakeratosis found in the microscopical examination of one of the iodide tumors. The infiltration resembled so strikingly epitheliomatous infiltration, as can be seen in the photograph, that the danger of mistaking one for the other is apparent. On looking back over my own experience I believe I made this mistake once myself, and my only consolation is that in operating on the lesion as an epithelioma, my fee was a great deal larger than if a correct diagnosis had been made.

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