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January 1953


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, the Lahey Clinic.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;57(1):79-82. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710030096008

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RHINOSCLEROMA is rare in North America, even in foreign-born persons. It was recently stated that with more world travel the incidence of rhinoscleroma in this country would increase. To date, this prediction has not been fulfilled. Therefore it seems worth while to report a case of rhinoscleroma in which the patient was treated with one of the newer drugs.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient, a 56-year-old Russian-born shoe worker (1952), came to this country at the age of 5 years and was first seen by members of the department of otolaryngology of the Lahey Clinic in November, 1938 (at the age of 42), at which time she complained of hoarseness of three years' duration. The history was normal except for the fact that two relatives had had chronic nasal conditions characterized by discharge and crusting. The results of the physical examination were normal, with the exception that the nose showed

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