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November 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(5):734-745. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460170126017

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A Case for Diagnosis. (Tuberculosis?). Presented by Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger for Dr. I. Stein.  This man, aged 22, was admitted to the Montefiore Hospital in October 1931, complaining of abdominal cramps, diarrhea, bloody stools and progressive loss of weight of about six months' duration. A diagnosis of ulcerative colitis was made, and the patient was given exhaustive medical treatment, including six or eight blood transfusions, without avail. An ileostomy was performed in December 1931 after the intestine had perforated and peritonitis had set in. The postoperative course was uneventful. The pains disappeared, and the patient gained in weight and was discharged in February 1932.In the spring of the same year he fell down a flight of steps and eviscerated several feet of intestine, which was replaced within several hours following the accident. He had a return of his symptoms and again was hospitalized. An extraperitoneal abscess developed, which

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