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February 1939


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(2):362-370. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480200169020

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A Case for Diagnosis (Rosacea-Like Tuberculid of Lewandowsky?). Presented by Dr. Anthony C. Cipollaro.  H. R., a man aged 40, was first seen on April 28, 1938, because of an eruption involving the face. He states that the eruption began on the forehead about a year ago and has persisted in spite of different types of treatment during the past year. He has been treated with mercury and sulfur ointments, lotions, roentgen rays and various diets. He has had a complete gastrointestinal check-up. Nothing seems to do him any good. There is no history of tuberculosis in the family or of contact with tuberculous subjects. Microscopic examination showed a longstanding inflammatory process. There was no evidence of rosacea-like tuberculid of Lewandowsky. He gave a marked reaction to old tuberculin with a dilution of 1: 10,000,000.The patient presents lesions on the entire face, including the forehead, the preauricular and

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