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February 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(2):278-282. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360200134014

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LATENT SYPHILIS (POSITIVE WASSERMANN) IN COMBINATION WITH ERYTHEMA INDURATUM BAZIN. Presented by Dr. Sachs.  A syphilitic patient developed chestnut sized erythema induratum nodes on both lower extremities. Specific antisyphilitic treatment reduced the erythema lesions to half their size after one "course." The case is interesting because: (1) The positive Wassermann reaction could easily induce one to consider the nodes as syphilitic gummas. (2) It shows the remarkable influence of a therapy which is not specific for tuberculosis.

CHEIROPOMPHOLYX WITH A CONSIDERABLE INCREASE IN BLOOD SUGAR. Presented by Dr. Krueger.  The skin on the palms and soles was reddened, dry and covered with numerous pinhead sized vesicles filled with a yellowish fluid. Some of the eruptions resembled erythema multiforme. The blood sugar showed a distinct increase.

LIVEDO RACEMOSA. Dr. Urbach.  The patient, who had never had any medicinal treatment, developed also a black, hairy condition on the tongue. In the discussion,

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