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While scleroderma and sclerodactylia are not uncommon conditions, few such cases have been studied from the chemical standpoint. For this reason and because a basal metabolic study was made, the following case is reported.
S. G., a man, aged 27, unmarried, was admitted to Lebanon Hospital on July 19, 1923. His chief complaints were dyspnea, palpitation and a painful swelling of the lower extremities. He had known that he had heart trouble for the past ten years, but he had never noticed any edema of the lower extremities until five months before. At the same time he began to suffer from a dull pain in the legs and feet which came on with a painful sensation traveling downward below the knees. The patient was also aware during this time of palpitation. He suffered with occasional headache and dizziness.His past history was irrelevant except for several attacks
GITLOW S, STEINER S. SCLERODERMA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE BLOOD CHEMISTRY: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(5):549–553. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1924.02360230007002
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