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May 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(5):876-887. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480110142014

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Condyloma Acuminatum. Presented by Dr. H. J. Templeton, Oakland, Calif.  D. B., a white woman aged 22, first noted growths on her vulva after the birth of her child, two months ago. Inspection reveals confluent verrucous masses involving both labia, the perineum and the perianal area. They measure approximately 2½ inches (6.4 cm.) in depth and 6 inches (15 cm.) anteroposteriorly. The Wassermann reaction was negative.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Merlin Trevor-Roper Maynard, San Jose, Calif.: Does Dr. Templeton consider this condition a syphilitic or a nonsyphilitic condyloma?Dr. A. E. Ingels: I recall the case of a syphilitic Negress who was seen in the clinic because of extensive condylomas involving the labia and the anal opening. Antisyphilitic treatment alone was started but was not effective. Electrocoagulation was then added gradually, and this gave results that I did not believe were possible.Dr. Harry E. Alderson: I did not see

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