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December 1944


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President; Secretary Nov. 4, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(6):416-421. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510180066015

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Pyoderma Faciale (O'Leary). Presented by Dr. H. G. Miskjian.

A woman aged 28 was seen Sept. 11, 1943. An eruption had suddenly appeared on the chin about Aug. 15, 1943. Before the onset the skin of the face had been completely free from lesions. She had not had acne during adolescence and had not been taking any oral medicaments. During the following weeks the eruption spread upward to the cheeks and to the forehead, causing edema of the eyelids. Large deep nodules appeared suddenly on the sides of the nose. At first firm, they later became soft and fluctuant. Some of the papules on the chin have regressed. For a few days, the patient had a low grade fever. The lesions have not spread to the sides of the face.

The patient is tall, well developed, well nourished and mentally well balanced. On the chin there are large, deep

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