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Society Transactions
November 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(5):662-666. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380050126011

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Transitory Benign Plaques of the Tongue. Presented by Dr. Conrad.  A man, aged 42, a painter, gave a history of having had a chancre in 1927. The Wassermann reaction had been negative since the first course of treatment. The last Wassermann test was made on April 4, 1927.The present condition started in July, 1926, as a small denuded area one-half inch (1.27 cm.) in diameter on the left side of the tongue, which cleared up after ten days under local treatment, returning about two weeks later at the same site, on the tip of the tongue, and at various other sites on the left side of the tongue. Occasionally it was noted on the right side. The condition continued to be active over various periods of time, clearing up without any treatment and then reappearing.Examination of the patient at presentation showed a roughened area about 1 inch (2.5

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