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March 1981

Bullous Scleroderma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Drs Synkowski and Provost), and the Department of Dermatology, the University of Oregon, Portland (Dr Lobitz).

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(3):135-137. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650030013008

• Bullae arose in two patients with scleroderma and in one patient with a similar condition, eosinophilic fasciitis. Biopsy specimens from two of the patients demonstrated prominent dermal lymphatic dilation. We hypothesize that these lesions occurred after the development of lymphatic obstruction secondary to dermal sclerosis.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:135-137)