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January 1938

PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(1):123-137. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480070126017

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Abstract

Symposium on Ocular Syphilis at the Wills Hospital 

Severe Interstitial Keratitis. Presented by Dr. Joseph V. Klauder and Dr. Elmer R. Gross, Wilmington, Del. (associate member).  M. B., a white man aged 21, has congenital syphilis. He was first seen one month prior to this meeting. At that time he had interstitial keratitis of six weeks' duration on the right side and of three weeks' duration on the left. The vision of both eyes on admission was restricted to perception of movements of the hand at 1 foot (30 cm.). The Wassermann reaction was 4 plus. The corneas were cloudy. There were considerable pericorneal congestion, photophobia and lacrimation. The process has remained acute, despite treatment with silver arsphenamine, mapharsen, bismuth subsalicylate and fever produced by intravenous injections of typhoid H antigen. The acute symptoms are now beginning to subside.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Joseph V. Klauder: This case is one of

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