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September 1925


Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Dermatology-Syphilology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(3):374-379. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370090051007

Forms of cutaneous tuberculosis which present clinical variations from the commonly described types are not unusual. At the joint meeting of the New York, Boston and Philadelphia Dermatological Societies in the latter city in 1924, three cases of cutaneous tuberculosis were presented, not one of which corresponded clinically to the types classified in the textbooks. The diagnosis of one of these cases, which I presented from the clinic of Dr. Jay F. Schamberg, was arrived at only after a biopsy and histologic study had been made. Its clinical appearance and evolution differ markedly from the usual types of sarcoid.


History.—  A colored woman, aged 27, married at the age of 24, had been pregnant but once, and then had had a miscarriage at the third month. There was no history of any member of the family ever having had pulmonary tuberculosis or any cutaneous disorder. Seven years before

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