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A Case for Diagnosis: Recurrent Papular Eruption. Presented by Dr. MacKee.
A Chinaman, aged 30, who had been in this country for eight years, four of which had been spent at Saranac Lake for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, exhibited a papular eruption of three months' duration, which occupied all surfaces of the left leg and thigh. The papules were hard, oval, and very dark brown, and they were grouped. None of the lesions showed necrosis, but there were a number of scars due to former lesions. Most of the lesions healed without producing a scar. There were no subjective symptoms. The lesions ranged in size from a pinhead to a split pea.An examination of the one lesion removed showed granulation tissue only, so that it was impossible to establish a pathologic diagnosis. The patient said that there had been several attacks during the past four years, most of