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August 1931


Author Affiliations

Assistant Administrator, Territorial Board of Health, Hawaii ; Medical Director, Bureau of Leprosy and General Health Officer.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(2):291-293. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010298014

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To the Editor:—I enclose photographs taken in two cases of keratoderma blennorrhagicum, which may be of interest as a matter of record.

It would be needless for me to make any comments on the subject, as I do not know of anything new not published in the several able articles recently published in the Archives.

The patient in case 1 died a few months ago after undergoing a severe illness. All the large joints and the articulations of the neck and jaw were so fixed that he was unable to move, bend his head or open his mouth. At one time there was a complete exfoliation of the skin of both hands as far as the wrists. He suffered greatly with arthritis. This man had been a resident of Honolulu since birth. The test for gonorrhea was positive.

The patient in case 2 was a Filipino laborer recently imported

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