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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. John Butler, Minneapolis.
This married woman, aged 28, says that five weeks ago she noticed a lesion resembling a pin scratch on the chin. The lesion was sharply marginated and became eroded; there was a peripheral spreading of about ½ inch (1.27 cm.) in diameter; there was no apparent infiltration and no pus, but considerable oozing serum which dried on the surface as a thin varnish-like crust was present.Three weeks later (about two weeks ago) she noticed an enlargement of the sublingual glands. The mass was about the size of a walnut and seemed to be soft and lobulated. It does not seem to have enlarged since it was first noticed. The first time I saw the patient, about a week ago, she said that she had been applying phenolized petrolatum to the sore. She discontinued the use of antiseptics, and several
Turnacliff DD, Montgomery H. MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(6):925–934. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460240150020
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