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October 1932

SCLEROMA: REPORT OF A CASE

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SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(4):639-643. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030638004
Abstract

In 1914 and 1916.1 I reported a case of rhinoscleroma with the history and photographs of the patient during the periods before and after successful roentgen treatment. This was the first case reported in California, and the one presented in this paper constitutes the second.

In an interesting article on rhinoscleroma, Figi and Thompson2 reported three cases observed in the Mayo Clinic and suggested that the disease should be called "scleroma" because "in a large proportion of cases the infection is by no means limited to the nose."

The absence of outer nasal lesions in the case reported in this paper led my associates and me to overlook the diagnosis for a time. A member of our staff, Dr. Esteban Reyes, of San Salvador, called attention to the fact that in the district from which our patient came, there were many cases of rhinoscleroma without external lesions.

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