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July 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(1):129-136. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460010132023

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Sarcoid. Presented by Dr. D. M. Sidlick.  M. M., a colored woman, aged 47, on entering the clinic in May, 1932, presented a doughy, purplish infiltration on the left malar prominence. Except for the relatively depigmented margin about 1/16 inch (about 0.2 cm.) wide, the lesion remained the same. A second lesion on the tip of the nose developed later. The duration of the first lesion was two years.Roentgen examination of the lungs and of all the long bones revealed nothing abnormal. The Wassermann and Kahn reactions were strongly positive. The results of a physical examination were unimportant. Specific treatment in the form of acetarsone for the syphilis had not improved the cutaneous lesions. A biopsy was refused by the patient. Antisyphilitic therapy had been given twice a week since May.


Dr. R. L. Gilman:  I offer the diagnosis of lupus erythematosus.

Dr. F. D. Weidman:  Because of

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