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July 1939

OSSEOUS CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM

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NEW YORK
From the Surgical Service of the Harlem Hospital, Louis T. Wright, Director.

Arch Surg. 1939;39(1):108-121. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1939.01200130111009
Abstract

Reports of cases in which articular changes are associated with lymphogranuloma are infrequent, and reports of the association of osseous lesions with this condition are rare. Many writers have mentioned arthritic symptoms as one of the early acute manifestations of the disease. Frei1 stated that "rheumatoid symptoms, sometimes with joint swelling" are present, and he offered the fact as evidence of the constitutional nature of the malady. Hellerström2 noted polyarthritic symptoms in 3 of his cases. A complete report was made by Reichle and Connor3 of a case in which there was involvement of the hip joint; this is the only report of such involvement we were able to find in the American literature. We have been impressed by the paucity of detailed case reports describing osseous and articular changes associated with lymphogranuloma and also by the fact that the data revealed by study of the records

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