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April 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(4):799-804. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880220205014

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Verruca Necrogenica. Presented by Dr. John C. Graham.  Dr. B. D., aged 37, a urologist, had always been well and healthy up to one and one-half years prior to presentation. While removing a tuberculous kidney, the physician cut the left middle finger near the distal joint. The lesion healed fairly rapidly, and a few weeks later it broke down with a scaly, nonpustular lesion which was treated by fulguration eight months after the original injury. Following this treatment, the lesion healed slowly but not completely. It had slightly increased in size. Six weeks before presentation it was fulgurated completely a second time. At presentation the patient showed a dime-sized scaly lesion in which there were verrucose areas. The edges were sharply defined, and between the warty growths the skin was smooth. There never had been any tuberculosis in the patient's family, and he had not had any previous lesion of

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