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April 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(4):515-520. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370280131012

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Sclerema Neonatorum. Presented by Dr. Abramowitz and Dr. Skeer.  This case was previously presented at the September meeting of the Society, and is now presented again to show the results of the treatment. The patient had had three exposures to the roentgen ray at three week intervals, each exposure consisting of 5 milliamperes, given at a distance of 10 inches with a spark gap of 7 inches, for 60 seconds. The patient's skin is now freely pliable and can be folded and wrinkled. The induration which had been of board-like hardness is markedly decreased and the condition greatly improved. The baby has gained considerable weight.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Abramowitz: The usual treatment recommended is heat, baking and massage. The child was sent to the clinic for roentgenographic examination because it was thought that the masses which were felt might be due to some involvement of the muscle such as myositis ossificans.

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