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February 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(2):331-334. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380200159017

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Tuberculous Abscesses. Presented by Dr. Markowitz.  A child, aged 2 years, who was presented at the April, 1928, meeting as having a case of tuberculous abscesses of the skin, showed on later presentation, lesions which were almost healed. Dr. Harkins of the Research Institute of Cutaneous Medicine, who performed a biopsy in April, was puzzled by the absence of Bacillus tuberculosis. Histologically, the lesions were tuberculous. Sunshine and good food, may have been responsible for the improvement.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Weidman: I want to call attention to the minute impressions on the surface of the lesions, which look like comedones. In the lesion on the thigh, however, I found minute but obvious sinuses. The condition interested me because I saw two cases of sebaceous cyst, both in negroes, in the tuberculosis wards at the Philadelphia General Hospital. Eventually a necropsy was performed, showing an advanced stage of tuberculosis. There were swellings

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