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Tuberculid of the Cheeks. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.
M. M. B., a school girl aged 19, has suffered from the present eruption for the past two years. As a child she suffered from cervical adenitis, diphtheria, measles and whooping cough. There is no family history of tuberculosis. The tonsils were removed several years ago. The eruption consists of patches on each malar region, the one on the left cheek being larger and much more prominent than the one on the right and measuring 2 by 1¼ inches (5 by 3 cm.). The patch on the right cheek is round and is 1½ inches (3.8 cm.) in diameter. These areas consist of discrete but closely aggregated slightly elevated dull red papules the size of a pinhead. On pressure with the diascope yellowish-brownish pigmentation is apparent. The lesions have always been dry and entirely devoid of subjective symptoms. No marks of
Rulison RH, Wise F. NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(2):397–406. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470080193020