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April 1999

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES

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MARKBERNHARDTMD

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(4):389. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-4-dac8003

VOL. XVII.

APRIL, 1899.

NO. 4.

ACUTE CIRCUMSCRIBED EDEMA ASSOCIATED WITH HEMOGLOBINURIA.

BY GROVER WILLIAM WENDE, M.D.,

Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Buffalo.

THE case here presented, associated as it is with hemoglobinuria, possesses such exceptional features as to make it worthy of more than a cursory examination.

On the 11th of December, 1898, Mr. O'B., while attending church, suddenly experienced a consciousness of tension in the integument of the dorsal surface of the right hand. This almost instantaneously extended to the index-finger; in closing the hand the impression of immobility was produced, the fingers being apparently case-hardened and palsied. In searching for an explanation of this stiff and benumbed feeling, he discovered a lump of indurated tissue, about the size of a walnut, situated beneath the skin. This occupied the center of the affected area and was freely movable. Fearing that he had sustained some unusual injury, and, perhaps, was suffering from blood-poisoning, he hurried to my office.

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