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February 1927

A SYNDROME OF BLENNORRHAGIC KERATODERMAREPORT OF A CASE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(2):165-170. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370260049003
Abstract

Blennorrhagic keratoderma is still sufficiently rare to justify the report of a case, only sixty-five cases being recorded in the literature to date. The present case possesses some novel clinical features lending additional interest.

REPORT OF CASE  H. L., aged 28, unmarried, an exmedical student and an advertising solicitor, was admitted to the Los Angeles General Hospital on June 23, 1924, complaining of intense pains in several joints, general weakness and peculiar skin lesions. The family history was not important. The patient had had almost all the infections of childhood. He had been well from childhood until 1911, when he had had inflammatory rheumatism in the left knee for two weeks. During the last few years, he had suffered from asthma. Eight years before, he had had a severe attack of gonorrhea, which had lasted for sixteen months. At that time there had not been any joint or skin trouble.

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