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January 1947


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(1):124-127. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520010128019

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Epithelioma in Lupus Vulgaris (Presented for Therapeutic Suggestions). Presented by Dr. A. Fletcher Hall.  W. P. is an unmarried woman aged 82 years. About sixty years ago she was told that she had pulmonary tuberculosis. She moved to the South from Kentucky and later to the West, for her health. She has been well since moving to the West twenty-three years ago.At the same time that tuberculosis was diagnosed, a small lesion of the skin behind the lobe of the right ear was diagnosed as lupus vulgaris. It was treated with the cautery, but it recurred and spread forward and upward, destroying the lobe of the ear. About 1900, the then existing area of involvement at the angle of the right jaw was treated with roentgen rays. No progression of the disease was seen until she came to California twenty-three years ago. There was no superimposed neoplastic growth until

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