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December 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(6):1150-1154. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440180196018

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. S. S. Greenbaum.  A. D., a man, aged 21, helped in the use of an electric saw at a factory. On Oct. 15, 1929, a piece of wood hit him on the forehead and made a superficial scratch, to which he applied iodine. Some swelling developed at that time, but in a week or two the swelling became more marked. Two months previous to presentation the surface of the lesion was electrodesiccated, and since then it has been getting larger. Iodides were given at that time without any influence on the lesion. He presented an inflammatory area, the size of a quarter, with a mildly marked papulomatous surface, and beneath this what appeared to be a collection of fluid.

DISCUSSION  Dr. J. F. Schamberg: The case is rather curious, and the diagnosis is not entirely positive, but there are two nodules on the lower border of the patch that are suggestive in their color of nodules of lupus vulgaris, and I suspect that the condition is of that character.

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