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March 1943

LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(3):445-448. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500210147014

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Abstract

Leprosy (Lepromatous Type). Presented by Dr. Samuel Ayres Jr.  H. G., a 64 year old Mexican woman, has had lesions on her legs for seven months, several of the lesions having entirely healed. She noticed loss of her eyebrows eight or nine months ago. She has lived in Los Angeles for seven years, having lived in Mexico prior to that time. She has received injections in the legs for varicose veins and also some intravenous medication. The lesions are limited to the legs, which show irregular erythematous, necrotic and crusted nodular areas scattered over all aspects of the legs and ankles, especially the front and sides. On the anterior aspect of the right thigh are several slightly tender subcutaneous erythematous nodules. There are complete loss of eyebrows and slight thickening of the cheeks and nose. The skin of the arms is thin and atrophic. There is diminished pain sense in

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