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July 1935

ELEPHANTIASIS OF THE PENIS AND SCROTUM: A SEQUELA OF LYMPHOGRANULOMA INGUINALE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(1):86-89. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470010089008
Abstract

Lymphogranuloma inguinale, which was first described by Nicolas, Favre and Durand1 in 1913, has received sufficient recognition in the literature, so that the diagnosis of an acute case in the male should be a matter of little difficulty.

Though late complications are commonly identified in the female in the form of anorectal syphiloma, esthiomene (chronic ulcers of the vulva with elephantiasis) and, in some cases, high rectal stricture, they have rarely been observed in the male. Barthels and Biberstein2 reported one case of elephantiasis of the penis and scrotum in which the Frei reaction was positive. We were unable to find a similar case recorded in the American literature. Sulzberger and Wise3 mentioned the possibility of the development of elephantiasis of the penis and scrotum as a sequela of lymphogranuloma inguinale due to localization of the process and retractile scarring

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—P. G.,

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