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Article
November 1947

PRIMARY ACTINOMYCOSIS OF THE SKIN: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of New York University College of Medicine and the Third Division of Bellevue Hospital. Service of Dr. Frank C. Combes.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(5):706-712. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520110152019
Abstract

History.—  A white woman, 17 years of age and a resident of New York, who worked with jewelry, in October 1946 noticed a swelling on the line of the left lower jaw. She had at that time a carious molar in the left lower jaw and therefore went to a dentist. He ascribed the swelling on the face to a bad tooth, which he extracted. The wound healed normally, without any complications in the gum or cheek. The swelling on the face did not disappear after the extraction of the tooth, but became larger and began to soften. Two weeks after the extraction the patient went to a hospital in New York and was told that she had an abscess, which was incised and drained. After the drain was removed the lesion healed over, but on the fifth day after the incision the lesion again increased in size and again

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