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May 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(5):717-721. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380110135013

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Chancre of the Neck. Presented by Dr. Parounagian.  An Italian, aged 18, a room steward on a steamer, was referred to the Bellevue Clinic on October 24, 1927, and presented at that time a circular, elevated lesion on the right side of the neck, on the anterior aspect. The duration of the lesion was said to be about three weeks. The glands on both sides of the neck were markedly swollen. The mode of infection could not be definitely explained, as the patient did not speak English. However, it was stated that the infection was the result of a cut by a safety razor which the patient had used. He had had local treatment, and repeated dark-field examinations were negative, though the Wassermann reaction was reported as four plus. The patient was placed under treatment which modified the lesions somewhat.

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