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December 1929

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(6):887-898. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440060131016

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Abstract

Chronic Lymphangitis. Presented by Dr. Abramowitz.  B. W., a man, aged 33, born in Russia, called at the skin clinic of the New York Post-Graduate Hospital on March 22, 1929. Both lips presented extensive, deep edema. There was no erythema, tenderness or pitting on pressure. The edema extended to both cheeks up to the zygomatic process. The involved parts felt firm, even hard. The duration was eleven years.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Chargin: Is there a history of preceding erysipelas in this case?Dr. Abramowitz: There is no definite history of antecedent erysipelas. The patient claimed that the condition had started after the extraction of a tooth, but there had been several erysipelas-like lesions since then, leaving his lip each time much thicker than previously. He is now receiving roentgen treatment and probably will be started on injections of streptococcus vaccines because in our experience we have found that to be of

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