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November 1937

KERATOSIS BLENNORRHAGICA WITH CORNEAL LESIONS: FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF HYPERPYREXIA

Author Affiliations

OAKLAND, CALIF.; LOS ANGELES

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Los Angeles County Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(5):1044-1051. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480050110015
Abstract

The previously reported successful therapy of keratosis blennorrhagica by one of us (E. E.1) has prompted this further study of the effect of artificial hyperpyrexia in the treatment of this disease. The technic was fully described in the previous communication and need not be reviewed. It suffices to state that it is a minor variation of the blanket method employed by Norman Epstein and Maurice Cohen2 in the treatment of syphilis. The rarity of gonorrheal keratoses renders the presentation of small series of value in the establishment of this therapeutic agent. The cases reported are also noteworthy because of the association of corneal lesions with the keratosis.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  G. F. M., a man aged 22, in 1929 had polyarthritis which followed a purulent discharge from the left ear. Although there was no history of syphilitic lesions, a diagnosis of syphilis was made. Treatment consisted

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