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November 1958

NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AMA Arch Derm. 1958;78(5):673-676. doi:10.1001/archderm.1958.01560110119026
Abstract

Chromoblastomycosis Occurring in New York City. Presented by Dr. Maurice J. Costello.

A 47-year-old Negro is presented from Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was found to have pulmonary sarcoidosis on routine preemployment roentgenography of his chest. At that time it was noted that he had a palm-sized granulomatous lesion on the right ankle, which began eight years ago when he struck this area with an ax while chopping wood. This lesion had a raised border, a central fissured area, and surrounding mottled, macular hyperpigmentation. No similar lesions were detected elsewhere. He had a history of contact with tuberculosis in his youth. There were bilateral corneal opacities, worse on the right side, which prevented him from reading ordinary print. The loss of visual acuity was greater in the right eye than in the left. This probably represented an old interstitial keratitis of congenital syphilis, since his Wassermann reaction is still

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