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June 1931

Le chancre mou

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(6):1205. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880240186022

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The author covers the entire field of chancroidal lesions of various types with their complications, combinations of chancre and chancroid and disease due to general dissemination of the organisms.

Thirty-three pages are given to clinical considerations and eleven to laboratory diagnosis. Treatment is discussed in the last eight pages.

Chancroid is on the increase in France. The author considers that lymphogranulomatosis inguinale is merely chancroidal adenopathy following a transient type of chancroidal lesion (chancre mou volant). He bases his opinion partially on the similarity in the microscopic pictures of the two. The intradermal vaccine reaction and the complement-fixation reaction are discussed.

Vaccine therapy has a more favorable effect on the bubo than on the original lesion.

The photographs are excellent.

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