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A Case for Diagnosis (Perifolliculitis Capitis Abscedens et Suffodiens; Malignant Papillomas?). Presented by Dr. Rudolph Reudemann Jr.
H. F., a white man aged 43, was admitted to the outpatient department of the Albany Hospital on June 23, 1943, for examination of an eruption involving the scalp. Seven brothers and two sisters are living and well, and there is no familial history of cancer or tuberculosis. The patient says that he has not had gonorrhea or syphilis. His general health has always been excellent, and he was a hard worker up to 1940.
The patient states that for a number of years prior to 1917 he had a wart on the top of his head. The wart was about 1/2 inch (1 cm.) long and had a base about 1/4 inch (0.5 cm.) across. In 1917, while he was a private in the Army, a barber at Fort Ontario
Bloom D, Lewis GM. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(6):417–423. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510240063015
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