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Article
August 1946

ETIOLOGIC CONSIDERATIONS OF KERATOSIS BLENNORRHAGICA: Report of a Case in Which Penicillin Was Used

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(2):150-178. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510370034004
Abstract

SINCE the first case report of keratosis blennorrhagica, by Vidal in 1892, this comparatively rare disease has been discussed thoroughly by a great number of authors.

Half a century of literature based on the pathologic investigation and observation of well over 100 cases has clarified many aspects of the disease and has brought out data and facts which are now generally accepted. Most authors seem to agree today on its morphologic aspects, on its incidence and on its relation to age, to sex and to other gonorrheal complications. However, there is great uncertainty and considerable disagreement concerning the pathogenesis of the disease. While gonorrheal infection is accepted by most of the authors as the primary etiologic factor, there still remain unanswered questions that are open for further inquiry and discussion.

To facilitate such investigation and discussion we wish to restate certain facts already known and to tabulate the data

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