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November 1950


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President; Secretary Oct. 19, 1949

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(5):739-752. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530180128038

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Nodular Vasculitis. Presented by Dr. Theodore Cornbleet and (by invitation) Dr. D. Cohen and Dr. S. Barsky.


Dr. M. J. Reuter, Milwaukee: In the past most of us diagnosed these nodular lesions on the lower extremity as erythema induratum of tuberculous etiology. We are indebted to Drs. Montgomery and O'Leary for pointing out that these nodular lesions with or without ulcerations may be nontuberculous as well as tuberculous. Many of these persistent nodular lesions on the lower extremities, especially those in elderly women, are nontuberculous, and the term nodular vasculitis seems apt as it does describe the histopathologic changes although the cause remains obscure.

Dr. H. E. Michelson, Minneapolis: I should like to know just what the term nodular vasculitis means. Is the disorder an acute condition? Is it a chronic condition? Is it recurrent? Is it connected with the veins? Is it the result of thrombophlebitis? Just what

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