In a previous communication1 we stated that the best treatment of lupus vulgaris in many instances is excision and that the limitation of this procedure is of technical nature dealing with the repair of the wound occasioned by it. The advantages of this therapeutic approach include the great likelihood of quick and complete eradication of the disease, the avoidance of unsightly unhealthy scarring and the circumvention of long, tedious, expensive and frequently inadequate treatment. All of these considerations justify the assumption of the hazards offered by surgical intervention and the difficulties of repair which may be occasioned.
The following report of a case underlines these contentions.
REPORT OF A CASE
Mrs. I. G., a 47 year old housewife of Scottish parentage, was referred to the Pittsburgh Skin and Cancer Foundation by Dr. R. M. Smith on March 12, 1942, on account of a well defined
Hollander L, Shelton JM. REPLACEMENT GRAFT IN SURGICAL TREATMENT OF LUPUS VULGARIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(1):60. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510070063011
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