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July 1926

FORDYCE'S CONDITION OF THE PENISREPORT OF A CASE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;14(1):50-52. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370190063008
Abstract

In 1896, Fordyce1 called attention to a peculiar affection of the lips and oral cavity in which the lesions are small, irregular, light yellow, closely aggregated milium-like bodies. Subsequently, it was learned that this condition is seen frequently by anyone who is in the habit of examining the oral cavity as a routine. While the lesion is of no pathologic significance, it is of some importance from the diagnostic point of view, and is probably of greater importance when it occurs on the genitalia.

In the literature, I have not been able to find any report of the occurrence of this disease of the mucous membrane except in the mouth, but Fordyce in his original communication called attention to the fact that Elliot had observed a similar condition of the mucous surface of the prepuce. Westberg, in discussing Delbanco's2 patient, said that he had seen an analogous condition

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