Although the ocular region is not an uncommon site for extragenital chancres, chancre in an infant and involvement of the upper eyelid are both rare.
Marin1 reported a case of chancres on the vulva in a girl of 11 months and another case of chancre of the upper lip in a child of 2 years. Foveau de Courmelles2 reported a case of chancre of the gums in an infant. Bertin, Christin and Lesenne3 reported a case of chancre of the conjunctival surface of the upper eyelid in a girl of 8 years.
Fox and Machlis4 reported the case of a colored man who showed a chancre of the upper eyelid eight weeks after being bitten on that structure while fighting. T'Ang and Hu5 reported a case of conjunctival chancre involving the middle portion of the upper fornix in a Chinese man of 43, who simultaneously
APPELBAUM A. CHANCRE OF THE UPPER EYELID IN AN INFANT TWO MONTHS OF AGEREPORT OF A CASE. Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(6):920–925. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850120054006
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