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October 1927

SAN FRANCISCO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(4):513-515. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380040134015

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Abstract

Tuberculosis of the Tongue. Presented by Dr. Stibbins.  A small ulcer appeared on the under surface of the tongue near the frenum in May, 1926. The patient gave a history of pulmonary tuberculosis two years previously. The ulcer had enlarged to the size of a half dollar and was tender. An examination of the sputum for tubercle bacilli was positive. The patient was presented for therapeutic suggestions.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Miller: I have seen a number of these cases at the San Francisco Hospital. Whenever it is possible, excision is advisable. It is folly to do a biopsy as it seems to light up the process. Roentgen-ray and radium treatment are of no value, and excision should not be used in advanced cases. General hygienic treatment is of value.

A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Meads.  A dentist, aged 50, had had recurring erythematous nodules on both lower limbs during

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