[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
July 1925

MANHATTAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(1):119-125. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370070132014

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

Hansen's Disease. Presented by Dr. Wise.  A girl from the West Indies, had been shown on two previous occasions. She presented areas of leukoderma on both knees. The changes in these areas have been about 3 inches (7.6 cm.) in diameter. There were also small patches on both arms similar to those on the knees. There was a mild degree of anesthesia in all of these patches. On the back were six pea-sized, atrophie, deeply pigmented areas which were also mildly anesthetic. The Wassermann blood reaction was negative. Two examinations of the nasal secretion were negative. Further examinations will be made of the secretions of this patient for the lepra bacillus.

discussion  Dr. Ochs remarked that the thickening of the ulnar surface, together with the rest of the symptoms would lead one to agree with the diagnosis. However, he felt that a neurologic examination would help to confirm it.

A 

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×