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December 1931

MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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Special Meeting Held in Honor of Dr. R. L. Sutton, May 14, 1931; President, Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(6):1115-1123. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450011132015

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Abstract

Tuberculosis of the Skin. Presented by Dr. H. E. Michelson, Minneapolis.

A man, aged 45, stated that he had received an injury thirty years previously over the right eyebrow; that, aside from the scar, he had had no difficulty until a year before presentation, when a nodule formed, which enlarged peripherally until at the time of presentation the lesion was oval, measuring about 1 by 2 cm. The lesion was very firm, with a rolled edge, of a yellowish-brown color and covered with an adherent crust. The biopsy showed a dense infiltrate of epithelioid cells, with an occasional giant cell, and there was marked necrosis in the center of a similar smaller area of infiltrate. The Wassermann reaction was negative; stains for tubercle bacilli were negative. The Pirquet reaction was indeterminate. The microscopic section was suggestive of tuberculosis. There was no axillary adenitis. On account of the chronicity, the microscopic

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