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December 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(6):958-965. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380180155017

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Profuse Early Syphilis. Presented by Dr. Richard C. Weiss.  A white man, aged 27, a mechanic in an automobile factory, was observed on April 7, 1928. He said that he had been accidentally shot in the legs and thighs (shotgun shell) on Nov. 6, 1927, and that he was given antitetanic serum on the same day. Four days later an eruption appeared, and the patient claimed that this eruption persisted to the present date, slowly and progressively becoming worse. He presented a more or less generalized eruption, thickest on the face, arms and trunk. The lesions were grouped granulomatous papules, coalescing in many places to form plaques. They were of a dull, coppery red. Some of the lesions on the legs involuted, leaving stains. There were a few groups of faint stains on the soles but none on the palms. He had had the eruption on the scalp.Examination of

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