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July 1937


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(1):166-177. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480010170025

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Lupus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. John B. Ludy.  M. D., a Negro aged 55, presents a granulomatous patch over the greater part of the right side of the face. The eruption appeared when the patient was a child and has persisted. A histologic examination made two years previously showed tuberculosis, but roentgen examination of the chest showed no evidence of the disease. In 1935 the patient was greatly improved as a result of treatment consisting of application of a 5 per cent solution of potassium permanganate twice daily. He neglected treatment, with the result that at present the condition has relapsed to its former state.

DISCUSSION  Dr. C. Guy Lane, Boston (by invitation): At the Massachusetts General Hospital my co-workers and I employ a method of treatment which I think might be helpful in this case, though it is relatively radical for such a large area. In some cases in

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