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April 1968

Purpura HyperglobulinemicaTreatment With Support Leotard

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(4):446-449. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610100086014

A 42-year-old woman with severe purpura hyperglobulinemica progressing to leg ulceration is described. She was bedridden and refractory to penicillamine and steroid therapy. With the use of a pressure gradient support leotard the petechial formation was inhibited and ambulation was allowed.