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November 1953

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;68(5):597-607. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540110119028

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Abstract

Leprosy: Tuberculoid Type, Treated Unsuccessfully with Isoniazid (Nydrazia) and Diplopia Caused by Leprosy. Presented by Dr. Maurice J. Costello.

J. L., a 55-year-old man of Italian birth, has had leprosy about 40 years—since the time he was in Argentina. His condition was first diagnosed and confirmed by biopsy in 1944. Since that time, he has suffered from pain, anesthesia, and hyperesthesia caused by the neuritis so frequently associated with this disease. He is presented to demonstrate the erythema-multiformetype of lesions on the torso and for suggestions of therapy to relieve the symptoms mentioned above. Every known form of therapy of any rational value has been used, without avail. Histamine test was made on several occasions.

DISCUSSION

Dr. Gerald F. Machacek: This extremely interesting case of leprosy is similar to one we observed recently at the Vanderbilt Clinic. In the latter case a mere erythema was shown. Only

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