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October 1933

VINCENT'S DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH AN ERYTHEMA MULTIFORME-LIKE ERUPTION: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

GENEVA, N. Y.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(4):508-509. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460040051005
Abstract

Lesions of the skin associated with Vincent's disease are of rare occurrence in dermatologic practice and reports of this association are rare in medical literature. Pusey, Sutton and others have hardly mentioned such an occurrence in their textbooks. Andrews1 referred to two cases of Vincent's fusospirillary dermatitis reported by Greenbaum,2 one of the external auditory canal and the other of the hands and vulva. Other than this, mention of an eruption on the hands associated with Vincent's disease is practically missing from the literature. Having recently treated a patient in whom an erythema multiforme-like eruption was present on both hands as a complication of a severe Vincent's infection of the mouth, I believe that the case might well be added to the list of reported cases.

The lesions were symmetrically distributed, as is shown in the figure, and showed characteristics which more or less suggested erythema multiforme. Marked

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