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May 1946


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President; Secretary Nov. 14, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(5):533-540. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510340099016

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A Case for Diagnosis (Syphilitic Verruciform Melanoleukoderma?). Presented by Dr. Molleurus Couperus.

A. S., a woman aged 46 years, was born in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. She came to the United States at the age of 16. When she was 7, she had a "sore" on the back of the right leg, which remained for several months and left a brown pigmented area. The next year she had a generalized eruption which resembled chickenpox or smallpox. The present lesions are said to have appeared first on the feet two years ago. This eruption soon spread to the rest of the body. Some lesions were moist. Itching of some of the lesions was present at times.

She was married the first time twenty-one years ago and the second time ten years ago. There have been seven pregnancies. The first four resulted in children who are alive and well. The

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