This clinical report has a threefold purpose: (1) to demonstrate the significance of reactions recorded on the skin as a reflection of changes in other organs, (2) to emphasize the necessity of cooperation among the specialties, in this instance dermatology and peripheral vascular diseases, and (3) to report the results of sympathetic ganglion block in a case of thrombosis of the left subclavian artery.
One of the well-recognized tendencies of most specialties has been the rather strict manner in which they have focused their attention on only the very narrow aspects of their individual fields. Our aim should be to overcome this deficiency by developing an integrated approach that embraces the complete health picture of the patient. The skin mirrors the state of the circulation, so that simple observations as to color, state of nutrition, temperature, and hair and nail growth yield a wealth of information to both dermatologist and
Samitz MH, Lisker S. UNUSUAL SKIN LESIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THROMBOSIS OF SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY. JAMA. 1956;161(8):725–726. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.62970080005016b
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