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June 1950


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President; Secretary Feb 8, 1949

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(6):1060-1065. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530130178021

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Fordyce's Disease of the Buccal Mucosa, Lips and Penis. Presented by Dr. Anthony C. Cipollaro.

T. M., a bartender aged 39, first consulted me on Jan. 6, 1949, for treatment of an eruption on the penis of ten months' duration. The patient stated that, initially, tiny blisters and fissures had appeared proximal to the corona. Episodes of "cold sores" recurred at monthly intervals in this area for about six months. There had been persistent erythema in the affected region. The eruption had always been asymptomatic, and the patient denied having had intercourse for one year. He had received roentgen therapy, "autoblood" injections and various other intravenous and intramuscular injections. He had been vaccinated about six times.

The patient presents a diffuse, erythematous band 2 cm. wide involving the distal portion of the shaft of the penis circumferentially. There is fissuring and slight infiltration in the region of the corona. Pinhead-sized,

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