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January 1926


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From the Research Institute of Cutaneous Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(1):78-89. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370130081007

The development of xanthomatous nodules on a previously existing erythematous base of such wide extent as in the case herein reported does not appear to have been previously noted, at least no published instance of such a condition could be found in the literature. The term used to designate this apparently new clinical type of cutaneous xanthosis was suggested to me by Dr. Jay Frank Schamberg, who presented this patient before the Philadelphia Dermatological Society in March, 1922. At that time the patient presented lesions "involving both upper eyelids at their edges which in that location consisted of yellowish, pea-sized nodules, differing from ordinary xanthoma planum by their round, nodular, markedly elevated rather than flat character, as well as by the fact that the edges of the eyelids rather than the skin surface proper were involved. Covering the forehead, cheeks, lips and chin was a marked erythema of irregular configuration

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