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February 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(2):299-308. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380200127012

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Case for Diagnosis (Syphilis). Presented by Dr. Weiss.  A woman, aged 35 years, had had a maculopapular eruption which had started on the front hairline, and extended in semicircular patches over the forehead and cheeks to the neck. The duration of the condition was eight weeks. The blood and cerebrospinal fluid gave negative reactions.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Wallhauser: Taking into consideration the circinate configuration of the lesions in which nodules were present, the diagnosis of syphilis is suggested.Dr. Gilmour: I believe that it is syphilis because the lesions are papular and are arranged in segments of circles.Dr. Eller: I think that the patient has a secondary serpiginous syphilitic eruption.Dr. MacKee: I agree with the diagnosis of late secondary or early tertiary syphilis.Dr. Rosen: My diagnosis is late secondary syphilis. The patient probably had a primary lesion within the past two years. Both sides of the face and

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