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May 1936


Author Affiliations

Secretary Regular Monthly Meeting, Nov. 12, 1935; Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(5):944-946. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470110164017

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Tuberculosis of the Skin. Presented by Dr. Moses Scholtz.

D. C., a woman aged 25, a native of Mexico, says that her disorder started with an abscess of the cervical glands, which appeared when she was 12 years old and has gradually increased in size. The patient is frail, and the skin is transparent, giving an impression of a habitus of tuberculosis. There are multiple small soft, flat deep red nodules bunched together in a patch the size of a plum on the right cheek near the maxilla. There is also some scarring. The patient has been treated with injections of a gold preparation, fulguration, the Gerson-Sauerbruch diet and roentgen radiation.


Dr. L. F. X. Wilhelm: I think that the disorder is definitely tuberculosis of the skin. The patient says that she has lived in Mexico City. The disorder apparently started in small lesions, and in thirteen years

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