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September 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(3):415-418. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440030141018

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Fordyce's Disease. Presented by Dr. Best.  S. H., a white woman, aged 53, a housewife, born in the United States, presented an eruption which began about two years previous to presentation, when the patient noticed an abrasion on the right side of the tongue, which was caused by a broken dental plate. This abrasion soon healed, with burning and soreness as a sequel. She had always been in good health and aside from the condition of the mouth felt entirely well. Her family history was unimportant.There were numerous yellowish-white, slightly elevated, flat, round and angulated, discrete and confluent papules, the size of a pinhead, on the mucous membranes of the cheeks and lips. The blood count was normal.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Abramowitz: This disease is so common that it is almost considered a normal phenomenon in the mouths of most people. Many such patients develop subjective symptoms when they notice

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