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July 1932

LUPUS VULGARIS: TREATMENT WITH PYROGALLOL ACCORDING TO THE METHOD OF VEIEL

Author Affiliations

Consulting Dermatologist and Syphilologist to the Juliana Child Hospital and Sophia Child Hospital THE HAGUE, HOLLAND

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(1):68-77. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030071011
Abstract

The favorable results that my father obtained in lupus vulgaris with the pyrogallol method induced me to continue along the same line of treatment, and as I have had the same success with my patients, I believe that my experience may be worthy of publication.

The treatment for lupus vulgaris with caustic substances, such as zinc chloride, potassium hydroxide, potassium permanganate, lactic acid, and many others, had long been known. Gradually the conviction gained ground that these caustics were for the most part not elective; they destroyed not only the lupus parts but also the healthy, unaffected surrounding tissue, and in this way there sometimes arose injuries that left ugly scars and keloids which appeared as a result of the caustic.

Apart from the fact that the therapeutic value of the medicaments was thereby greatly diminished, there was the disadvantage that despite the severe destructive action, the lupus did not

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