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LEPROSY (SEVEN CASES). Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.
The patients were inmates of the Riverside Hospital, to which such cases had been sent from other city institutions and isolated prior to being transferred to the national leprosarium in Louisiana. Two other lepers in this colony refused to be presented. Of the seven who were present four were Chinese, two South Americans and one Greek. All of the cases were of the mixed type of leprosy, the manifestations of the disease being well marked in all except two. In these cases the diagnosis had been confirmed by histologic examination. All of the patients showed enlargement of the ulnar nerves, and all except one the characteristic swelling, pigmentation and wrinkling of the skin of the hands. There were no ocular manifestations except in one patient, who showed a slight unilateral conjunctivitis with some ciliary tenderness. In only
Bechet PE. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(2):254–265. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360200110009
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