In 1917, F. Lewandowsky described,1 under the title "Ueber Rosaceaähnliche Tuberkulide des Gesichts," a type of tuberculid of the face of rather unusual appearance and infrequent occurrence. This was the first detailed description and discussion of this form of tuberculosis of the skin, although Lewandowsky mentioned that such a case had previously been presented by Blaschko before the meeting of the Berlin Dermatological Society on June 8, 1909.
While relatively numerous cases of this involvement have been reported from that time, particularly in the German literature, and mainly from the schools of J. Jadassohn and Bruno Bloch,2 the American literature failed to reveal the mention of this condition prior to 1931. In that year, the case of L. B., a 29 year old woman, was reported under this diagnosis from our clinic at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School, before two societies.3 Since 1931, mention of "rosacea-like
MacKEE GM, SULZBERGER MB. ROSACEA-LIKE TUBERCULID OF LEWANDOWSKY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(2):159–173. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460200003001
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