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August 2, 1913


Author Affiliations

Assistant Physician New York Skin and Cancer Hospital; Attending Dermatologist, Roosevelt Hospital Dispensary; Assistant Dermatologist, Presbyterian Hospital Outpatient Department NEW YORK

JAMA. 1913;61(5):333-334. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350050015006

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The following case of lymphangioma circumscriptum, a comparatively rare dermatosis, occurred in the service of Dr. Jerome Kingsbury at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, and was presented by him at one of the recent meetings of the New York Dermatologic Society.

The patient, M. D., schoolgirl, aged 13, has never had any acute illness, other than an attack of rubeola when 9 months old. Her family history is negative; her father, mother, three sisters and three brothers are perfectly healthy, and entirely free from angiomatous, or other dermatologic lesions. The patient is in good health, but occasionally suffers from indigestion. The disease began when she was 3 years old, first as a reddish inflamed patch, on which, in a very short time, vesicles appeared. The lesion slowly increased in size until four or five years ago; since then it has remained stationary. There are no subjective sensations, but

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