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March 1924

ST. LOUIS DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(3):404-413. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360210113011

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Abstract

A CASE FOR DIAGNOSIS. Presented by Dr. Richard Kring.  A white man, aged 53, single, a druggist, gave a family history which was negative for carcinoma. There was no history of syphilis. In 1903, an attack of gonorrheal rheumatism necessitated an operation upon the knee. In July. 1923, lesions appeared on both sides of the frenum of the tongue, light red with darker red pin points scattered over the surface. The border was somewhat irregular. To the exploring finger, the lesions felt like a layer embedded in the surface. It had existed for twelve months and had been treated with caustics. There was definite enlargement of the cervical lymphatics, but the diagnosis of the original lesion was impossible on account of the severe reaction from the caustics. When Dr. Grindon first saw the case with Dr. Kring, he advised abstaining from all irritating applications, and the use of a

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