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January 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(1):120-123. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380070137009

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Syphilitic Reinfection. Presented by Dr. Chargin.  A. M., a man, aged 25, unmarried, American born, a driver, appeared at the clinic on Aug. 24, 1922, with a sore in the coronary sulcus at the frenum. The dark-field examination was positive. Clinically, the lesion was a chancre. The Wassermann reaction was negative. Treatment, instituted at once, consisted of twelve injections of arsphenamine during a period of six weeks, the first four injections being given during the first eight days. Subsequent to that, the injections were given every week. Four Wassermann tests during the course of treatment proved negative. Twelve subsequent Wassermann tests, the last one on April 9, 1927, proved negative. He had suffered from herpetic lesions on the penis. Repeated exposure was admitted by the patient. Early in April, 1927, two papules appeared on the penis which became somewhat indurated. The dark-field examination of these lesions was positive, on May

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