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To the Editor:—
In their article on familial xanthoma appearing in the Archives for April, 1930, p. 642, Wile and Duemling in the review of the literature on the subject quote Arzt's conception of a case as follows: "McDonagh recorded an unusual case of xanthoma in a 5 months old infant. The lesions were first noticed fourteen days after birth. The mother said that she was born with a similar eruption, which persisted until her fourteenth year, and then disappeared spontaneously."In reading McDonagh's report of the foregoing case, which was one among a total of five, one is struck by the citation of a number of facts at total variance to the quotation. In his cases, although the lesions on clinical examination closely resembled those of urticaria pigmentosa, biopsy and microscopic examination disclosed that they were definite new growths, in fact endotheliomas. He designated them nevoxantho-endotheliomas because of their
Grund JL. "FAMILIAL XANTHOMA". Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(2):318. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440140120013
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