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July 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(1):155-161. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480130158021

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Granulosis Rubra Nasi. Presented by Dr. Carlisle Dietrich, Redgranite, Wis. (by invitation).  J. McK., a Negro aged 40, is now being treated in a clinic for patients with syphilis. He has marked hyperhidrosis of the nose, with pinhead-sized papular elevations holding small droplets of sweat on their apexes. The lesions are situated mainly on the middle portion and the alae of the nose. The patient states that this condition has been present as long as he can remember and that a brother has a "sweaty nose." Histologic sections exhibited little that was abnormal, except that the sudoral cells appeared hyperplastic.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Fred D. Weidman: Some of the features of granulosis rubra nasi are absent in this case—for example, the formation of definite cysts. I feel that if the material selected for biopsy had been taken from one of those papular elevations of the skin a cyst or two

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