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May 1946

JUXTA-ARTICULAR NODE OF LEPROUS ORIGIN

Author Affiliations

RIO de JANEIRO, BRAZIL

From the Clinic of Dermatology and Syphilology, The University of Brasil, Prof. F. E. Rabelo.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(5):471-476. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510340037004
Abstract

JUXTA-ARTICULAR nodes are now regarded as a syndrome. In the first cases reported by A. Lutz1 and E. Jeanselme,2 the cause was syphilis, and this is the cause in the great majority of cases observed over nearly the whole world, though some other diseases can present this manifestation. Van Dijke and Oudendal,3 Clapier,4 Van Loon,4 Genner5 and others have shown the part played by yaws, while Jeanselme6 and I. de Jong, Bruenauer7 and Gadrat and Salvador8 have demonstrated tuberculosis as the cause. The part played by leprosy, although suspected by F. Wise,9 has not up to now been proved beyond doubt. This case which we are reporting shows definitely that Microbacterium leprae can produce juxta-articular nodes.

REPORT OF A CASE

P. A. das S., aged 61, was a white married Brazilian policeman. His family history was not significant. His personal history revealed that he had

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