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May 1937


Author Affiliations

Acting Secretary Minneapolis, Sept. 12, 1936; in the Chair.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(5):957-991. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470230195014

A Case for Diagnosis (Tuberculosis Cutis?). Presented by Dr. Samuel E. Sweitzer, Minneapolis, and Dr. Louis H. Winer, Minneapolis.

E. B., a Swedish woman aged 22, first noticed her present eruption in 1931. She states that she had a similar eruption on her arms and feet when she was 7 years old. Since 1931 the lesions have been present on the arms, feet, abdomen and thighs. No treatment was given, and the eruption has not changed appreciably. In October 1935 the patient went to the Mayo Clinic, where a diagnosis of tuberculosis cutis follicularis disseminata was made. Intravenous injections of gold sodium thiosulfate caused the lesions to fade considerably.

Just below the right knee, on the dorsal aspect of both feet, on the abdomen and on the left thigh are groups of small bluish red slightly indurated papules. Under pressure with the diascope the lesions do not completely disappear.

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