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August 16, 1924

PRIMARY CHANCRE OF THE PALPEBRAL CONJUNCTIVA: REPORT OF CASE

Author Affiliations

PEKING, CHINA
From the department of ophthalmology of the Peking Union Medical College.

JAMA. 1924;83(7):503-504. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660070019008
Abstract

In spite of the great prevalence of syphilis in China, primary chancre of the conjunctiva is not commonly seen. The case reported here is of especial interest for two reasons: 1. It is a double infection in which the tarsal conjunctiva and the skin of the forehead are simultaneously infected. 2. The diagnosis of the case is not an easy one.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —A man, aged 34, came to the eye clinic of the Peking Union Medical College for treatment, Sept. 12, 1923. The patient remembered having had a lesion on the penis in 1914, which disappeared without local treatment. The patient doubted the cause of the lesion, because no examination was at that time made. Shortly after the appearance of the lesion, he received two injections of arsphenamin. He did not develop any symptoms of secondary syphilis.About ten days prior to his coming to our clinic,

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