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July 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(1):156-162. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460130164022

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Phagedenic Ulcer of Unknown Origin. Presented by Dr. David L. Satenstein for Dr. W. Sachs.  This girl, aged 12, was presented before this society in October 1931. At that time there were two large ulcerated areas extending down to the muscle; one covered the entire flexor surface of the left arm, and the second extended from the left margin of the sternum almost into the axilla. The edges were undermined, and the base showed some granulation tissue and considerable purulent discharge.Since then the patient's general condition has remained good. She is up and about the ward, apparently healthy and moderately happy. Roentgenograms taken on Nov. 28, 1932, and March 3, 1933, showed extensive osteomyelitis of the left humerus, which had been operated on. Previous roentgenograms had revealed nothing abnormal. There was complete destruction of the left shoulder joint with thickening of the adjacent ribs. There were many small discharging

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