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May 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(5):750-756. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550170118025

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Leprosy (Lepromatous). Presented by Dr. W. Curth and Dr. V. M. Torres (by invitation).

A 34-year-old white Puerto Rican woman shows a generalized eruption of reddish nodules occurring in crops during the past five years. Five years ago the patient first showed a generalized eruption consisting of painless or slightly painful nodules occurring mostly on the trunk and extremities. There have been several such exanthematous episodes, and up until one year ago there were few systemic symptoms associated with them, but since then fever, malaise, headache, and generalized glandular enlargement have accompanied the eruptions.

During the past few months these episodes have been more frequent. The patient was treated in Puerto Rico with sulfones with good results in the beginning, but later on she responded very little and required the administration of steroids for the reactions. She has been aware of numbness of the hands

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