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Elephantiasis Telangiectoides. Presented by Dr. Chambers for Dr. Stokes.
Mrs. H., aged 59, had been ill one year. The onset of her condition was gradual, beginning as mild, transient, localized swellings at the site of the present lesion. These relatively painless swellings always occurred during the night and disappeared in the morning. Objective evidence did not remain following the first few attacks, but during the past six months the patient had observed a persistent tumor which gradually enlarged following each attack. The transient swellings occur at the present time and often involve the right eyelid. Mild localized tingling sensations accompany the attacks. Blood Wassermann reactions were negative, the blood sugar was normal, and the urine was negative. Blood studies failed to reveal the presence of the Filaria nocturna. Biopsy was performed, and will be reported on by Dr. Weidman.
Dr. Stokes: There is a picture of this condition in
Hirschler R. PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(1):134–139. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380070151012
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