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Bromoderma. Presented by Dr. Eller.
H. D., a man, aged 36, born in the United States, was first seen in the Post-Graduate Skin Clinic Jan. 7, 1929. He had had an eruption for eight years.On the right thigh were several bluish nodules each the size of a dollar, some of which were vegetative. A number had healed, leaving large, flat, bluish scars with velvet-like skin. Other similar nodules were present on the anterior aspect of the legs. The patient had been taking bromides for fourteen years. The Wassermann test was negative.
Dr. Williams: Unless the lesions heal with the omission of bromide and the use of salt, I should like to know the result of mixed treatment. The scars look much like syphilitic scars.Dr. Whitehouse: I agree with the diagnosis. We have had many such patients with large tumors on the lower part of the legs. Phenobarbital
Bechet PE, Fox H. NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(3):394–403. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440030120015