That a primary syphilitic infection of the nasal septum may not be as rare as generally supposed is indicated by the subjoined three cases seen in private practice within the last five years.
REPORT OF CASES
—A man, aged 30, married, was seen, Nov. 13, 1926, because of a cutaneous eruption and a lesion within the nose, producing swelling and obstruction of the left nostril. For six weeks he had noticed a "sore" in his nose which caused difficulty in breathing on that side, swelling of the face, and pain radiating to the forehead. For several weeks he had received local treatment at the Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he was told that he had an ulcer in his nose and sinus trouble. For the past two weeks the glands at the angle of the left jaw had been swollen. A Wassermann test made prior to admission was
ZEISLER EP. CHANCRE OF THE NASAL SEPTUM: REPORT OF THREE CASES. JAMA. 1927;88(22):1702–1703. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680480012007
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