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March 1936

VALUE OF INTRADERMAL INJECTIONS OF SERUM AS A DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR LYMPHOGRANULOMA INGUINALE

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology, National Medical College, Shanghai, China.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(3):542. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470090132016

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Abstract

To the Editor.—In regard to the recent article of H. A. Haynes which appeared in the November 1935 issue of the Archives (page 795) I wish to make the following brief remarks:

While I do admit that the antigenic property of serum from patients with lymphogranuloma inguinale is not always present, especially serum obtained from patients with cases of long standing, it would also be difficult to prove when the antigen is contaminated, for example, with blood. I would like to emphasize that in many cases in Shanghai the serum gave positive and specific reactions in patients who have never been treated with the roentgen rays. However, persons with clinically typical lymphogranuloma inguinale did not react to the serum, which fact has been mentioned also by Frei, who explained that an antigen from a different group of patients would sometimes fail to give a positive reaction. My

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