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March 1950


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President; President Oct. 18, 1948

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(3):531-533. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530100175033

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Tuberculous Adenitis of the Right Axilla and Cervical Area. Presented by Dr. E. Almore Gauvain.

A. M., an Italian laborer aged 62, complained of swelling and pain in the right axillary and cervical areas for two years. At times pus oozed freely from openings. Examination showed irregularly sized red, tender crosses varying in size from that of a marble to that of an egg in the right axillary and cervical areas. There were six to eight open sinuses which drained this yellowish pus. Roentgenograms of the chest were negative for pulmonary tuberculosis. The serologic test for syphilis gave negative reactions. Tuberculin tests were negative in dilutions of 1:100,000 and 1:10. Organisms cultured from pus of the lesions were identified as tubercle bacilli. The report on the histologic study of a lesion was that of inflammatory tissue. Improvement was rapid and decisive under streptomycin therapy.

Follow-up Report.—Two weeks after

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