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June 1921

BLASTOMYCETOID BODIES IN A SARCOMA-LIKE TUMOR OF THE LEG

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PHILADELPHIA

From the Laboratory of Dermatological Research, Department of Cutaneous Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;3(6):743-752. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350190024002

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Abstract

This communication is offered for two reasons: In the first place, it is desired to place on record certain blastomycetoid bodies in order both to obtain information concerning possibly previous reported cases and to supplement cases which may be reported in the future. In the second place, attention is called to the phagocytosis of both normally and abnormally staining elastic fibers both in this case and in proved cases of blastomycosis. For the further study of the latter feature the writer would be grateful for blastomycetic material either in the paraffin block or in the wet.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.—  A white woman, aged 23 years, developed a "mole" on the upper portion of the calf four years ago. Stationary for six months, it grew rapidly for the next nine months, attaining the size of a small lemon, when it was removed under local anesthesia. It was not painful,

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