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A Case for Diagnosis (Late SecondarySyphilis?). Presented by Dr.HermanFeit.
K. H., a man, aged 52, born in Germany, a carpenter, first came to the Vanderbilt Clinic on Jan. 29, 1931, complaining of an eruption of the face that had been present for six years. He was married and had two children living and well; his wife bad had no miscarriages. He said that he had not had a venereal disease. The patient had had numerous Wassermann tests, which had given negative results. He had never received antisyphilitic treatment.
The lower lip exhibited numerous aggregated, follicular, pustular lesions. On both cheeks there was a group of superficial follicular pustular lesions arranged in a circinate manner. The buccal mucosa, especially at the commissures, showed leukoplakia. There was no scarring. Four retracted scars were seen on the lower part of the back, probably caused after healing of
Pollitzer S, Cannon AB. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(3):484–499. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010493017
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