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July 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(1):115-119. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370070128013

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Rhinoscleroma. Presented by Dr. G. Wood (by invitation).  A white man, aged 26, American born of Austrian parents, whose family history was negative, five years ago began to have hardening of the nose, gradually increasing until about four months before presentation trouble in breathing developed. At the same time, he developed sore throat and hoarseness, and his nose became sore. He was first seen in October, 1924, at which time he had almost absolute closure of both nostrils. Biopsy was made on the left side. The pharynx at first looked specific; but on closer inspection it was seen not to be actually ulcerated, but infiltrated, denuded of epithelium and covered with secretion from the nasopharynx. The epiglottis was deformed.Roentgen-ray examination of the sinuses was negative. The Wassermann reaction was negative, but the patient previously had been treated for syphilis. His general health had been excellent.There was also a

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