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September 1944

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

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Chairman; Secretary Nov. 3, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(3):223-227. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510150075020

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Abstract

Necrobiosis Lipoidica, with Histologic Picture of Syphilis. Presented by Dr. Isadore Rosen.

E. K., a woman aged 58, of Irish extraction, came to the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York PostGraduate Medical School and Hospital on Oct. 25, 1943, with an eruption of ten years' duration on both legs.

On the anterior aspect of the right leg there are two irregular-shaped plaques involving more than half of the lower part of the leg. These plaques are yellowish brown, and in some places there are atrophy and telangiectasia. The left leg shows a similar but smaller lesion. On the outer aspect of each thigh is a silver dollar-sized roundish, somewhat bluish lesion with a raised, segmented border which feels firm.

There is no history of diabetes or any other illness. The Kahn test was negative. The Wassermann reaction of the blood has not been reported as

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