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Article
May 1950

CHONDRODERMATITIS NODULARIS CHRONICA HELICIS IN A WOMAN

Author Affiliations

SAGINAW, MICH.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(5):862-863. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530120153020
Abstract

Since Rost1 reported the first case of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis in a female in 1926, 10 cases of the disease in women have been reported. The sex incidence is about 10 in males to 1 in females.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—N. W., a white woman aged 58, was seen on May 14, 1948 with a lesion on the tip of the right ear which had been present for six months. It was painful on pressure. There was no indication of any causative factor.

Examination.—On the tip of the right helix was a typical lesion of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis.

Biopsy.—The tissue removed by curettage and cautery was reported by Dr. Hermann Pinkus, of Monroe, Mich., as being typical of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis.

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