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Adenoma Sebaceum

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.03
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card depicts a man with Adenoma Sebaceum, acute acne of the face. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. The eruption in this disease consists of numerous small tumors of sebaceous gland origin, varying from pin head to split peas size and from normal flesh color to yellowish red or brown. The growths are numerous about the naso-labial folds, but occur scattered over other parts of the forehead and face, especially upon the nose, chin, and cheeks. The patients were also mentally deficient, and the disease was seen most frequently among children in asylums. Treatment was accomplished by removal of the growth which required their complete destruction, which may have been accomplished with a curette and caustic as in the treatment of verrucae vulgares; by electrolysis, or by congelation with carbon dioxide snow and ether. more...