After service at several of New York City's larger dispensaries, and having a special interest in syphilitic manifestations, I gained the impression that the localization of ulcer of the leg as a point in differential diagnosis between syphilitic ulcer and varicose ulcer had been overestimated as to location on the limb, and entirely neglected as to whether it was on the right leg or the left leg. At first glance, the importance of the latter would seem negligible, and it became my aim to collect a series of fifty cases of ulcer of the leg for analysis. However, with ulcers of both legs appearing, the number was extended, and I have records of sixty-four patients with ulcers of the lower part of the legs. The cases are divided as follows: ulcers of the lower part of the right leg, twenty-five; of the left, twenty-six; of both legs, thirteen. This series
GOODMAN H. ULCER OF THE LEG: ITS LOCALIZATION AS A POINT OF DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;6(2):179–186. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02360020052006
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