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April 1968


Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(4):479-487. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610100119018

Oral Florid Verrucosis. Presented by Dr. Jay G. Barnett and Dr. Arthur B. Hy-MAN. 

History.—  A 63-year-old Puerto Rican man was first seen at the Skin and Cancer Clinic in February 1966. About one year previously he was struck in the mouth and sustained a laceration of the gingiva in the midportion of the right mandible. Shortly afterwards at the site of the gingival laceration he developed a "white spot" which spread slowly to become a large verrucous mass. The patient had been treated with bismuth and arsenicals for syphilis about 30 years ago, and was retreated with penicillin 6 years ago. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and has lived in New York city for the past 40 years. He has smoked about one pack of cigarettes per day for the past 30 years.When the patient was first seen, the anterior portion of the mandibular gingiva

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