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December 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(6):965-980. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480180131019

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A Case for Diagnosis (Pyoderma? Molluscum Contagiosum?). Presented by Dr. J. Frank Fraser.  M. B., a girl aged 11 months, one of twins, presents a pea-sized firm elevated lesion with a depressed center on the left labium majus. The lesion is of two months' duration. There are numerous other healed lesions about the genitalia.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Edward R. Maloney: I should not want to make a definite diagnosis, but my impression is that the disease is molluscum contagiosum. One lesion on the vulva is rather large for that condition and suggests an added infection.Dr. Daniel G. Kuhlthau (by invitation): The lesions impress me as being pyoderma, and I should favor that diagnosis.Dr. A. Benson Cannon: I think as Dr. Maloney does, that the child has molluscum contagiosum with secondary dermatitis. The two nodules showed the central necrotic plug that is so characteristic of that infection, and the large

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