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April 1922


Author Affiliations

Dermatologist, Municipal Hospital; Bacteriologist, National Laboratory HAVANA, CUBA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;5(4):478-485. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02350290048004

REPORT OF A CASE  Rhinoscleroma is a rare form of infective granuloma, affecting the nose, and, less frequently, the throat and the upper lip. It represents 0.0034 per cent, of all skin diseases, according to Morrow's statistics of the American Dermatological Association.The disease was first described by Hebra and Kaposi, in 1870 and 1872. Besnier called it gleoscleroma. It is quite common in Austria and Russia, and several cases have been observed in San Salvador, C. A., Mexico and Brazil. Wende reported a case in a native American. Sabouraud states that it is a disease of equinoxial America, but in reality the great majority of cases have been found in Eastern Europe. As Castex says,1 "The country of rhinoscleroma is on both shores of the Danube."The disease has been observed in patients between 15 and 30 years of age, especially those of the poorer classes. It is

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