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Multiple Cysts Resembling Xanthoma. Presented by Dr. O. S. Ormsby.
A man, aged 28, presented a fairly generalized eruption. Five years before presentation, the first lesions were noted on the chest, and new ones had continually appeared. There was no sensation. The patient said that occasionally a lesion became inflamed and tender for several weeks, then broke down and discharged pus and blood, leaving a scar. Some of the lesions had been cauterized. The patient was in excellent health in every other way.Examination showed numerous hemispherical, raised nodules, varying in size from that of a match-head to that of a split-pea, which felt moderately firm. The skin over them was not altered. Some of the lesions were bluish and translucent; many were yellow. There were a few scars from old lesions. The majority of the lesions were situated on the trunk, especially on the anterior surface. Those on the
Oliver EA, Foerster HR. CHICAGO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(1):169–194. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440130179015
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