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November 1943

FIXED ERUPTION, CONJUNCTIVITIS AND FEVER FROM SULFATHIAZOLE

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DIRECTOR, MC-V(S), U.S.N.R.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(5):523-524. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510050047009
Abstract

Cutaneous reactions from sulfonamide compounds are not infrequent, but conjunctivitis as a reaction is less common. In a recent paper, Dowling and Lepper1 reported among their total of 149 patients with various reactions from sulfonamide compounds 7 with dermatitis alone, 3 with conjunctivitis alone, 5 with fever alone, 1 with dermatitis and conjunctivitis, 6 with dermatitis and fever, 3 with conjunctivitis and fever and 2 with all three complications.

I am reporting a case of fixed dermatitis, conjunctivitis and fever. The term "fixed" is used in the sense that the dermatitis is confined on recurring attacks to the same sites. Dowling and Lepper did not mention whether or not in any of their cases the site was fixed.

REPORT OF A CASE

J. J. S., a 34 year old white sailor, entered the hospital on March 6, 1943 with a tender mass in the left groin of

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