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May 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(5):852-861. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440110144014

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Lupus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. Cummins.  K. S., a woman, aged 37, showed a condition the onset of which, about six or seven years before presentation, was marked by the presence of a small, scaly lesion on the nose. This lesion spread, and then healed slowly. The process repeated itself several times, up to the time of presentation. No pain was felt, only itching and burning when the lesion was active. No loss of weight or respiratory symptoms were present. The mother of the patient died of "bronchial trouble cough." The skin was generally clear except for the lesion on the nose. The chest was normal. The patient had had twelve radium treatments during the four years preceding presentation, the last of which was given in April, 1929.


Dr. Boardman:  Beginning seven years ago — that is certainly an unusual case of lupus vulgaris. I could not find any

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