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June 7, 1902

A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE CLINICAL, PATHOLOGIC, AND BACTERIOLOGIC FEATURES OF CUTANEOUS BLASTOMYCOSIS (BLASTOMYCETIC DERMATITIS, OF GILCHRIST), FROM THE OBSERVATIONS OF DR. JAMES NEVINS HYDE AND THE WRITER, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THIRTEEN CASES, THREE OF THEM HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(23):1486-1493. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480230004001a
Abstract

The purpose of this communication is to present to the general practitioner a clinical description, illustrated by photographs of cases, of a cutaneous disorder which is probably more common than is generally supposed and which has possibly been confounded in the past with verrucous tuberculosis of the skin, with unusual forms of carcinoma, or with atypical manifestations of syphilis. For diagnostic purposes a brief description of the histopathology and of the bacteriology (in so far as it is understood) of the disorder is included.

The following description is based chiefly on the clinical, pathologic and bacteriologic study of 14 cases, 13 of which have been under more or less constant observation by us for periods ranging from four months to four years, 10 of them having been under our care for a year or longer. Of these we have studied the histopathology in 13 and obtained cultures in 11 cases.

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