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December 1933

LYMPHOGRANULOMA INGUINALE OF THE TONGUE AND CERVICAL GLANDSREPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of Bellevue Hospital and the University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College (services of Dr. Howard Fox).

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(6):810-819. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460060047008
Abstract

The history of lymphogranuloma inguinale, for which name Durand, Nicolas and Favre1 are responsible, dates back at least to 1859, when the French surgeon Chassaignac2 described this disease entity. According to Hellerstrom,3 the description of some buboes given by Greek, Roman and Arabian physicians coincides with the clinical picture of lymphogranuloma inguinale. There is an interesting and extensive literature on this subject, particularly since the introduction of the intradermal test by Frei4 in 1925, known since then as the Frei test. Of the many papers written on this subject I wish to mention the thesis by Phylactos5 in 1922, the monographs by Fischl6 in 1927 and that by Hellerstrom3 in 1929; of papers written in this country, one by Pardo-Castello7 and a comparatively recent one by DeWolf and Van Cleve.8

Lymphogranuloma inguinale is a venereal disease. The primary lesion is in

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