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June 1924

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(6):778-794. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360240105008

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Abstract

Yaws. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.  E. T., a colored girl, aged 10, was previously presented at the November meeting of the New York Dermatological Society with a case for diagnosis (bromoderma or yaws). Subsequently, the lesions on the face had increased in extent in spite of the fact that she had discontinued taking "cough medicine." The Wassermann test was strongly positive and several examinations of the lesions, after removal of crusts, showed moderately numerous spirochetes (of Spirochaeta pallida type). The diagnosis of bromoderma was apparently incorrect, and the evidence favored yaws rather than syphilis.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Goodman said that the lesions presented by the patient were typical of the cases of frambesia which he had seen in the tropics. Reference to recent papers from the Philippine Islands would show pictures of similar lesions in patients with yaws. This patient was the second one with tropical yaws shown in this

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