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Recurring Erythematous Papulonodular Syphilis. Presented by Dr. Abraham Walzer.
A. W., a 46 year old Negro musician, first came to the dermatologic clinic of the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in April 1938. He had been referred from the orthopedic clinic, where he had gone because of a pain in the back. He said that he had had a penile lesion about twenty-five years ago and gonorrhea for a few years. He gave a history of having received antisyphilitic treatment at various institutions and from private physicians for a number of years but at irregular intervals. Roentgen examinations at the orthopedic clinic revealed a hypertrophic osteoarthritis involving the lower part of the spine and the right ilium. Other examinations, such as determinations of blood chemistry and blood counts, revealed no abnormalities. Bence Jones protein was not found in the urine. The Wassermann reaction of the blood was 3 plus.
Combes FC, Gross P. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(5):374–381. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510110072019
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