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December 1953

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;68(6):744-754. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540120128020

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Abstract

Perifolliculitis Capitis Abscedens et Suffodiens. Interstitial Keratitis. Presented by Dr. F. P. Lowenfish for Dr. E. Wilkiser Ehrenreich.

R. P., an American Negro man, 28 years of age, complains of a "bumpy" eruption on the scalp, with suppuration and hair loss of 18 months' duration; he has had cloudy vision for the last 4 to 5 months.

The patient was admitted to City Hospital in May, 1952, because of his scalp condition. In the course of the routine laboratory tests the serological reaction for syphilis was found to be positive. Several weeks later, while he was being given antisyphilitic treatment, his left eye began to trouble him. During the last week of January, 1953, his right eye became involved also.

Nine years ago, while he was in the Army, the patient also had a positive serological reaction and was treated with intravenous injections of unknown nature. His service was regionally

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