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Article
November 1935

EPITROCHLEAR ADENOPATHY IN SECONDARY SYPHILIS

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the Department of Dermatology, Cook County Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(5):746-749. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470050042006
Abstract

The importance of epitrochlear adenopathy has given rise to considerable discussion. Some believe it to be of prime importance, while others think that it is of little or no value. I have examined 100 patients with secondary syphilis and am adding the observations to the literature, which is by no means bulky. This constitutes the raison d'être for this paper.

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Delamère,1 in an exhaustive study of the lymphatic glands, said that two epitrochlear glands are not uncommonly present on the same side and that even three may be present. Gray's "Anatomy" states the same opinion. Queyrat2 saw a patient with five epitrochlear glands on the left side and two on the right. The person had contracted syphilis four months previously. In Queyrat's experience the presence of four such glands on one side is not uncommon; he observed it on several occasions. An involved

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