The relationship of the cutaneous manifestations to the syndrome following some cases of gonorrhea was first described by Vidal1 in 1893. The literature was comprehensively reviewed by Keim2 in 1924, and at that time fifty-eight cases had been reported, his case being the fifty-ninth. In 1927 Rostenberg and Silver3 cataloged those recorded since Keim's review of 1924 and added another one. Since that time four other cases have appeared in the literature, one reported by Louste and Lévy-Franckel,4 one by Scholtz5 and two by Barrett,6 thus making a total of approximately seventy-five cases that have been described.
The disease usually occurs in men, although exceptions have been reported by Isaac,7 Lee,8 Robert9 and Lévy-Franckel,4 and is characterized by a history of gonorrheal urethritis, arthritis and lesions of the skin. The eruption is usually symmetrical, involving, as a rule, the
STRYKER GV, HAM AW. KERATODERMA BLENNORRHAGICUM. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(4):684–693. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030683011
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