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April 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(4):744-761. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490100108020

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Presentation of all cases at this meeting was made by Dr. Paul A. O'Leary, Dr. Hamilton Montgomery and Dr. Louis A. Brunsting, of Rochester.

Rosacea-Like Tuberculid of Lewandowsky.  A married woman aged 34 came to the clinic because of dermatosis of the cheeks, which had been present for two and a half years. She also had chronic nervous exhaustion. Roentgenologic examination of the thorax and gallbladder and analysis of the gastric contents did not disclose any abnormality. The patient said that a sister had pulmonary tuberculosis. Treatment for acne rosacea did not produce any response. The histologic examination of a specimen obtained from the preauricular region was suggestive of rosacea-like tuberculid of Lewandowsky. Twenty injections of gold sodium thiosulfate also failed to produce any improvement. The result of a tuberculin test with purified protein derivative was negative with the weak concentration and positive with the strong.


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