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October 1940


Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University College of Medicine, and the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Medical (N. Y. U.) Division, Bellevue Hospital, service of Dr. Edward R. Maloney.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(4):656-657. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490160116016

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Moist papules are most frequently found about the female genitalia, in the groins and on the apposing surfaces of the thighs. Since among hundreds of cases observed in our service the following case was the first in which lesions of this kind in the axilla were seen, we think it interesting enough to report.

REPORT OF A CASE  M. W., a white woman aged 54, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital complaining of sores around the genitalia of one month's duration. The patient was an alcoholic addict and admitted sexual promiscuity. She had been married twice. A pregnancy, which occurred eighteen years prior to admission, terminated in a stillbirth. She stated that the Wassermann reaction was negative six years ago. On admission the patient complained of a sore throat of six weeks' duration. About two weeks after the sore throat developed she noticed "pimples on the face" and sores around the

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