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Late Secondary Syphilis. Presented by Dr. A. Benson Cannon.
This white man, aged 41, was admitted to the City Hospital on Jan. 1, 1934, complaining of nonpainful and nonitching lesions on the face, arms and legs of one month's duration. The lesions started as small papules, some of which disappeared after two weeks while others became pustular and dried up, leaving a white, thick scale. Two months prior to admission the patient was treated for buboes on the right side. He denied having had a chancre or any urethral discharge.At the present time, on the center of the forehead there is a group of fleshy red papules covering an area 5 by 4 cm. Some of the lesions have coalesced and are covered with a thick, white scale. On each cheek, touching the nasolabial line, there is an irregular, dollar-sized area bordered by papular and scaly lesions. The center
Traub EF, Spiegel L. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(4):596–601. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460160110017
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