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June 1946

AN UNUSUAL CASE OF WARTS

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Extramural Teacher at the Faculty of Medicine BELLO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(6):604-609. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510350044010

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Abstract

THE clinical report of this case seems justifiable for various reasons. Because of the lack of treatment, the warty lesions became extensive, numerous and abnormal in size.

On the dorsal surface of each foot there was a veritable warty carapace which covered the whole of the underlying skin surface. Both the finger nails and the toe nails were affected by the disease, the latter more than the former. The inner and outer canthi, which were affected, are not frequent sites for warts. On the palmar and plantar surfaces, besides the large number of warts there was hyperkeratosis. The hyperkeratosis of the palms was due to the patient's occupation—he was a farm hand—while the plantar hyperkeratosis was due to a variety of traumatisms caused by the habit of going about barefoot.

Neither direct nor cultural mycologic examination showed the presence of

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