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March 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(3):340-343. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360210049004

Dermatitis is relatively common in diabetic patients. It is usually persistent, and sometimes intractable. We therefore believe that the following case report is of interest in view of the quick relief and apparent cure of diabetic dermatitis of five years' standing by means of insulin.

REPORT OF CASE  A white woman, aged 59, entered The Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital Dispensary on July 30, 1923. The family history for diabetes was negative. The patient had had the usual diseases of childhood. The menstrual history was negative, except for a persistent dysmenorrhea. She had never been pregnant.For the past ten years she has had prolapse of the uterus. During the same period she has suffered from attacks of arthritis, and an arthritis deformans exists at present, but there is no evidence of an eruption about the joints. About five years ago, the patient began to notice an increased thirst

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