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Scrofuloderma. Presented by Dr. Chambers.
The patient, a white man, aged 50, had been presented before the Society eight months before, with a diagnosis of scrofuloderma. In 1923, he had had a boil on the right side of the neck, which had been lanced. The infection had spread over the whole side of the neck. It was raw and ulcerated, with many draining sinuses from which diphtheroids were obtained. He had had various kinds of treatment before the first presentation. Since then systematic electrodesiccation had been carried out, the last treatment having been given on Aug. 11, 1926. He still had two small sinuses, from which drainage was slight. The rest of the area had healed.
Dr. Schamberg: Had the patient been treated by radiotherapy previously?Dr. Chambers: There had been little previous radiotherapy.Dr. Schamberg: These patients often do well under the roentgen-ray treatment—particularly when they have the ulcerative type of scrofuloderma.
Greenbaum SS. PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(1):78–80. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380010093015
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