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Ulceration of the Wrist. Presented by Dr. Joseph J. Eller for Dr. Novekoff.
P. K., a man, on Oct. 3, 1931, was bitten on the dorsal surface of the right forearm by an insect. The area became inflamed and swollen and progressively worse. On October 24, the patient was admitted to the Coney Island Hospital with a diagnosis of carbuncle. Examination of the lesion on the patient's admission showed a large, circumscribed, indurated, tender, erythematous area on the dorsal surface of the right forearm, fluctuating at the center, adherent to the underlying tissue and not painful. This area was incised and no pus was found. A section was removed for pathologic examination, and the patient was discharged.
On Nov. 11, 1931, the patient was readmitted to the hospital with a generalized erythematous nodular eruption, not tender or fluctuating and without subjective symptoms. The patient stated that the eruption
Spiegel L, Eller JJ. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(6):1112–1126. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450021148017
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