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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
Boreen CA. MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(6):1115–1123. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450011132015
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