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The endocrine origin of certain cases of vitiligo and of alopecia areata is recognized by most authorities. The following case report is a clean-cut example of such an association, and is offered for statistical purposes.
REPORT OF CASE
Mrs. J. F., a Mexican, 27 years old, came to the skin clinic of the White Memorial Hospital on account of white patches on her body. These had all appeared during the past four months. During the same period of time, she had been troubled with great muscular weakness, palpitation and tachycardia, eructations and pain in the right side when walking. She had lost from 25 to 30 pounds (11.3 to 13.6 kg.) during the past four months. During the past two years she had perspired excessively. Her ankles had been swollen occasionally during the last five years, since the birth of her last child. Ten years ago, several bald patches