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December 31, 1904


Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Rush Medical College; Professor of Ophthalmology, Chicago Policlinic; Surgeon, Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, etc. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(27):2026-2030. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500270002g

The condition known as cutaneous blastomycosis which was first described in 1896 by Gilchrist1 under the name blastomycetic dermatitis, is one that should be of interest to the ophthalmologist, inasmuch as among its favorite sites are the face and the eyelids.

The deformities produced by its action on the skin of these parts may prove to be very serious, and difficult to treat, as illustrated by the case that I shall record.

As stated by Drs. J. Nevins Hyde and Frank H. Montgomery,2 who have made most valuable contributions to the subject, "the disorder is probably more common than is generally supposed, and possibly has been confounded in the past with verrucous tuberculosis, unusual forms of carcinoma and with atypical manifestations of syphilis."

The following is a report of a case of this interesting disease which for the last six months has been under my care:

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