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August 1924


Author Affiliations

Dermatologist, Graduate School of Medicine, Los Angeles Medical Department University of California; Los Angeles County and Kasper Cohn Hospitals LOS ANGELES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;10(2):173-179. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360260036003

Multiple leiomyomas of the skin are of sufficient rarity to warrant the report of a case. The patient was referred to me by Dr. J. McKillop of this city.


History.—  Mrs. J. A., aged 46, American, married, complained of a nodular eruption on the left arm. The eruption had started about twenty-five years before from a few small lesions which slowly but steadily grew in size and numbers. At regular intervals, under the influence of fluctuating temperature and particularly in cold weather, the lesions caused distressing aching pains. In fact, although the eruption was disfiguring, the patient was seeking relief not for cosmetic reasons but because of the pains. Otherwise she felt well. She had had no serious ailments for many years. None in the family or among her relatives was affected with a similar condition. The lesions started on the forearm and became painful about ten years

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