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April 1939


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(4):768-787. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480220153018

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Interstitial Keratitis First Appearing at the Age of Thirty-Six. Presented by Dr. Louis Chargin.  W. M., a single white man aged 37, a patient of Dr. William Leifer, first came to the Central Clinic of the Department of Health in January 1937. He was referred by the Herman Knapp Memorial Eye Hospital, at which institution a diagnosis of interstitial keratitis had been made, which was later corroborated by several ophthalmologists. The condition began in January 1936 in the left eye, and within one year the right eye had become involved. In January 1937 activity was still present in both eyes.At present the condition is quiescent; only corneal opacities are visible. In addition to the pathologic changes of the eyes there are hutchinsonian teeth and a white line of scarring near the vermilion border of the lips, evidently the remnant of healed rhagades.From January 1936 to January 1937 the

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