Beryllium Granuloma and Ulceration of Fingers: Rapid Improvment with Cortisone Ointment. Presented by Dr. Alexander A. Fisher.
Mr. J. P., aged 28, was previously presented before the Society on Jan. 17, 1952. He had cut his fingers on a fluorescent bulb on Sept. 5, 1951, following which occurrence ulcerative and granulomatous lesions developed.
The consensus was that the lesion should be excised and a plastic repair done.
Dr. E. M. Kline, medical consultant of the General Electric Company, also stated that there was no contraindication to excision of the granulomatous skin, in spite of the fact that there was some osteoporosis in the underlying bone.
However, since there have been reports of successful use of cortisone in constitutional berylliosis, it was decided to try cortisone in ointment form in this case.
On March 31, 1952, treatment with an ointment containing 5% cortisone was instituted, followed by rapid improvement.
Leifer W, Silver H. BRONX DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(5):523–526. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540050087025
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