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November 1945


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President; Secretary and Reporter May 25, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(5):423-425. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510290128029

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Herpes Simplex Resembling Herpes Zoster. Presented by Dr. Benjamin Levine.

D. H. is a white woman aged 31. Her mother is living and well, but her father died of tuberculosis. Two brothers are living and well, but one sister died of spinal meningitis.

At the age of 7 years she had a severe attack of influenza. After the attack of influenza, "cold sores" developed. They recurred always in the same locations, either on the right side of the nose or on the right cheek. Sometimes an attack would be precipitated by excessive exposure to the sun and on other occasions would appear for no apparent reason. Since she was 7 years old, she has had almost two score attacks of herpes. The last attack, which began on May 17, 1944, was ushered in with localized pain, generalized malaise and some febrile reaction. It is by far the severest and

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