The relative infrequency of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis, or painful nodule of the ear, in members of the female sex has been commented on by various writers. Sutton and Sutton cited Poth's1 examination of the literature in 1937. He collected 73 cases, in only 7 of which the lesion was in women. MacKenna,2 describing this entity, stated that he had "never seen these nodules on a woman's ear." The vast clinical material at his disposal emphasizes the rarity of the condition among females. I should like to add the report of a typical case which has recently come under my observation.
REPORT OF A CASE
Sister B. M., a white nun aged 30, in September 1940 sought advice for a growth on the ear which had been causing her much annoyance for the previous four months. At that time she noticed the development of a small "pimple"
Jaenicke K. CHONDRODERMATITIS NODULARIS CHRONICA HELICIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(1):158–159. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490190161013
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