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June 1943


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(6):861-866. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500240101018

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Leprosy (Neural Type). Presented by Dr. Adolph Rostenberg.  The patient, a full-blooded Chinese woman aged 42, is the mother of a child aged 4 years. She came to the city of New York in 1930 and has not left since. The present cutaneous condition began in 1939, with the appearance of a few lesions on the legs. New lesions appeared while some of the older ones disappeared. There were mild itching and slight scaling.The patient is emaciated but does not complain of pain or internal ailment. The eruption is most pronounced on the lower extremities, especially around the ankles and soles. The lesions show a fairly symmetric distribution. The face is deeply pigmented. The lesions are round or oval slightly infiltrated reddish patches about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) in diameter; they spread peripherally, becoming depigmented in the center and hyperpigmented at the borders. Some of the lesions have fused,

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