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February 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(2):351-359. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880200141012

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A Patch of Chronic Dermatitis in Which a Diagnosis of Tuberculosis and Fungus Infection May Be Eliminated. Presented by Dr. Patricia Drant.  A. F., a white boy, aged 18, two years before presentation had a lesion on the posterior surface of the left calf similar to but smaller than the one now present on his right calf. Because the first lesion did not respond to ordinary forms of treatment, it was excised. Histologic examination showed chronic inflammatory tissue. One year and a half before presentation, the present lesion developed on his right calf. The lesion is a sharply marginated, vesiculated, bluish patch, superficially eroded in the center, measuring approximately 3 by 2 cm. The production of vesicles is a comparatively new phase.There was no history of the use of drugs or occupational irritation. The results of the examinations for the fungus, both in potash and culture à la Weidman,

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