Statements are made in textbooks of medicine and in the literature concerning the possible relation between scleroderma and pathologic changes of the adrenal glands. This point has never been thoroughly settled, and the cause of scleroderma remains a mystery.
In searching the literature of the past fifteen years I found only two reports specifically mentioning a relation of this disease to pathologic changes of the adrenal glands, and these were in the foreign literature.1
For this reason, the following case is presented with the necropsy report.
REPORT OF CASE
A. K., a German-born widow aged 59, had lived in the United States for thirty-seven years. She came to the Englewood Hospital on Dec. 1, 1936, with chief complaints of pain in the chest for two weeks, dyspnea on exertion for one year or more and stiffness of the joints with discoloration of the skin, which had been progressive
BARLOW GB. SCLERODERMA ASSOCIATED WITH ADRENAL NEOPLASMREPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(6):1021–1024. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480240069009