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July 1923


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;8(1):48-49. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360130051006

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History.—  A boy, aged 12, recently came to my office with a skin lesion on the right side of the jaw.

Examination.—  This revealed a fairly well nourished boy who weighed more than required by the Wood tables. His eyelids showed slight crusting.The history revealed only rheumatism two years before. His family were born in the Azores, but he was American-born.

Recurrent herpes on jaw.  We found that he had had a similar attack six years before, but he had had no trouble since. He first noted the present recurrence three days previously, when there was itching of his face and on putting his hand to that particular region it felt rough and as if it had "pimples." His mother would not permit him to look at it. Two days later at school the principal noted "water blisters" in the region and said on the following

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