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January 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(1):179-187. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490070182022

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Virus Infection Resembling Herpes Simplex. Presented by Dr. Carmen Christine Thomas, Wilmington, Del. (by invitation).  L. R., a Negress aged 26, well nourished and well developed, presents hypertrichosis of the face and chin. She has had recurrent attacks of grouped vesicles in crops every two or three weeks for the past ten years. These lesions result in scar formation after ten or fifteen days. There are scars of former lesions on the back, abdomen, buttocks and thighs and active herpetiform lesions at some of these sites. The patient has latent syphilis of unknown duration, for which she has received since Sept. 2, 1936, five injections of trisodium arsphenamine sulfonate and twenty-six of a bismuth compound. She had exfoliative dermatitis lasting five months in 1936 and acute pelvic inflammatory disease in 1938. Material from a five day old herpetic lesion on the left knee was inoculated into the left cornea of

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