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Article
March 1937

ORIENTAL SORE: REPORT OF A CASE

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TORONTO, CANADA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(3):455-459. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470210081007
Abstract

Cases of oriential sore occurring in America are sufficiently rare and interesting to be reported. D. King Smith1 observed the first cases appearing in Canada and described four—a father, his two children and their nurse being affected. As I had had opportunity to observe these cases, another instance of the condition occurring in Canada was especially interesting to me. It forms the basis of this report.

REPORT OF CASE

Dr. M., aged 56, who had been a medical missionary in Central India for over thirty years, was referred to me by Dr. Edna Guest. The patient was first seen in December 1934. At that time she complained that a series of boil-like lesions had appeared on the left side of the abdomen; these had healed and left scars, and when she was seen similar lesions were appearing about the right arm near the elbow. For a considerable time, too,

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