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May 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(5):905-920. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480110171017

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Granuloma Annulare. Presented by Dr. David Bloom.  C. M., a girl aged 11 years, has had a generalized eruption for the past two years on the extensor and the flexor surface of the lower extremities, the dorsa of the hands, the hips and the middle part of the back. Her family history revealed that her father had tuberculosis of the carpal bone at the age of 5 years and that a cousin had arrested pulmonary tuberculosis. The patient was in close contact with this cousin about four years ago, having slept with her from time to time.The eruption, which has receded in the last four months, is located now on the flexor surfaces of the thighs, the knees, the ankles, the elbows and the forearms. It consists of discrete and confluent round, dime-sized and larger, slightly elevated somewhat violaceous lesions, with a distinct border of pinhead-sized papules. There

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