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Diagnosis: I. Extracellular Cholesterosis; II. Follow-Up Report of a Proven Case of Extracellular Cholesterosis. Presented by Dr. Julius H. Pollock and Dr. Nathan Sobel.
I. The patient presented is a 43-year-old housewife who was first seen about 8 months ago with a complaint of a painful, progressive, and recurrent eruption limited mainly to the extremities and of one year's duration. Examination of the patient at that time revealed a middle-aged woman apparently in good general health but for the dermatosis that had the following important features:
Lesions that were of recent development had morphologic characteristics of erythema multiforme; namely, macules of erythema, plaques of edema, and gradations of these processes up to vesicles and bullae. Unlike erythema multiforme, these lesions were very tender and painful.
Older lesions were nodules or plaques of brown color, of dime- to nickel-piece size, but slightly elevated and
Leider M, Silver H. BRONX DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. AMA Arch Derm. 1959;79(4):484–495. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560160102016
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