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June 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(6):979-983. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380240114015

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Syphilitic Reinfection. Presented by Dr. Chargin.  Mrs. O. S., aged 28, a saleswoman, was first seen eleven years previous to the present illness, when she presented an initial lesion in the anal fold, a maculopapular eruption and the typical adenopathy. She received five injections of arsphenamine and several injections of mercury. Thereafter she became irregular in attendance, but all the Wassermann tests taken in November, 1917, and in April, May, June and September of 1918 proved negative. On March 13, 1919, she received a small dose of arsphenamine as a provocative, which was followed by a negative reaction to the Wassermann test in March and another in April. Tests made on Sept. 3, 1919, March, 1920, and November, 1923, were negative. In all, eleven Wassermann tests over a period of six years gave negative results.She did not return to the clinic until a week prior to presentation, when she

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