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December 1937

CUTANEOUS LEPROSYPRESUMABLE CURE BY SURGICAL REMOVAL OF A LESION

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(6):1185-1186. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480060058009
Abstract

REPORT OF A CASE  In January 1933 a French priest aged 61, who was officiating in his clerical capacity at the settlement in Hawaii for the care of lepers (Kalaupapa), requested consultation for a cutaneous eruption. This consisted of three closely set dusky red infiltrated lesions on his brow, centrally placed and close to the line that would have been his hair line had he not been bald. The patient stated that he had noticed the lesions for the first time several weeks previously, since which time they had persisted and grown larger. They were regarded as small hard papules when first noticed. Two of the lesions were acuminately nodular, with bases about 1 cm. in diameter. The third was also an elevated lesion but had a flat top and measured about 2 cm. across the base. The infiltration was firm and myxedematous, and the lesions appeared to be coalescing.

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