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January 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(1):193-198. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880190196018

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Syphilitic Condylomas of the Hard Palate. Presented by Dr. B. A. Goldman.  Mrs. M. C., white, aged 25, presented numerous white, oval or rounded, verrucous lesions over the hard palate, extending down over the uvula. She claimed that she first noticed these lesions four days before presentation. There was a general adenopathy. The patient had been pregnant once, and at the time of presentation the child was living and well. The Wassermann and Kahn reactions of the blood were 4 plus.

DISCUSSION  Dr. L. G. Beinhauer: The hard palate presented an unusual picture of hypertrophic, flat, verrucous lesions not unlike those seen on genital mucous membranes.Dr. H. T. Phillips: I do not feel that one could make a clinical diagnosis of syphilis from this lesion, but it is one of the possibilities. A Wassermann test or a biopsy would be necessary to make a positive diagnosis.Dr.

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