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March 1941


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Secretary Boston, Feb. 14, 1940

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(3):558-572. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490210126020

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Leiomyoma of the Skin. Presented by Dr. G. M. Crawford, Boston.  S. S., a woman aged 40, has a few slow-growing small nonpruritic and non-inflammatory nodular tumors on her body and arms, which have been present about twenty years. The first lesion appeared in the pectoral region on the left side, and subsequent lesions have appeared at irregular intervals since. None has disappeared. The patient had primary syphilis about twenty years ago, but the tumors were present prior thereto. The treatment for syphilis has been irregular.There are present now small noninflamed and nontender nodules of moderate consistency on her body and arms, on the forearms, breast and chest. They are most profuse on the shoulders. The diameter of the lesions varies from 0.3 to 1 cm.Hinton and Wassermann tests of the blood gave positive results. She received antisyphilitic treatment for seven months, with no change in the lesions.

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