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October 1929

LICHEN SCROFULOSORUM: REPORT OF A CASE AND TREATMENT WITH SODIUM GOLD THIOSULPHATE

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Israel-Zion Hospital, Brooklyn, Service of Dr. E. W. Abramowitz.; From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University Medical School, Service of Dr. Howard Fox.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(4):449-453. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440040021004
Abstract

Lichen scrofulosorum was first recognized and described by Hebra1 in 1868. The characteristic symptom of the disease is an eruption of miliary papules of pale yellow, brownish red or of the same color as the rest of the skin. Kaposi2 was the first to describe lichen scrofulosorum histologically. In his clinical description he classified the disease under the exanthems, since lichen scrofulosorum is an eruption of small papules usually present over the trunk, back and abdomen. Lichen scrofulosorum is a tuberculous entity consisting of small areas of lupus caused by tuberculous infiltrate, and is partly differentiated from lupus by the small dimension of the lesion. According to Lewandowsky,3 it is the best example of a tuberculid.

CASE REPORT 

History.—  M. F., a boy, aged 8, born in the United States, presented on the body an eruption of small papules. The mother first noticed the lesions on the

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