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October 1946


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(4):455-456. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510390080006

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Cutaneous manifestations of gonorrheal infection are not a common occurrence. Now that the era of sulfonamide and penicillin medications is being passed through, gonorrheal dermatosis will in time become a still rarer observation. The case of keratosis blenorrhagica reported in this paper is of interest because it presented three unusual features: First, the clinical appearance of the infection was not the usual type. Second, the condition occurred in a woman, in whom it is not frequently encountered. Third, there was the early response to sulfonamide medication and rapid involution of the cutaneous lesion.


H. V., a woman aged 38, complained of an eruption on the palms and soles, which extended to the legs. The onset of the disease began two months previously, when she first noticed a thickening and cracking of the soles and palms, and then a rash appeared on the legs and forearms.

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