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August 24, 1912

KÉRATODERMIE BLENNORRHAGIQUE: WITH REPORT OF A CASE

JAMA. 1912;LIX(8):607-612. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080289007
Abstract

Although described by Vidal, in 1893, as a unique and well-characterized disease, keratosis blennorrhagica has hitherto attracted little attention. So far as I can find, the disease is not mentioned in any modern textbook on dermatology except in the recent work of Sequeria in which one case is reported and reference is made to several others. For the history of the following case and the privilege of reporting the skin condition, I am greatly indebted to Dr. H. B. Thomas, who treated the patient for the associated gonorrheal arthritis.

History.  —The patient, a man aged 28, had had specific urethritis in 1908. Gonococci were demonstrated in smears from the urethra. About six weeks later he suffered from pain in the left hip. Smeras from the urethra at this time again showed gonococci. Five weeks later both ankles and the left great toe showed evidences of gonorrheal arthritis. A few weeks

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