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October 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(4):755-760. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440160153021

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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. E. A. Oliver.  A boy, aged 9½ years, weighing 29 pounds (13.2 Kg.), was very much undersized and underweight. He presented telangiectasia with reticulate pigmentation and atrophy of the face. The nose seemed small and the skin over it was atrophied. There was hyperpigmentation of the skin of the abdomen, and a reticular pigmented atrophy on both legs and over the arms and the backs of the hands. Spots of atrophy were seen on the knees, and punctate keratoses on the heels, knees and palms. This condition had been present since the age of 5 months.A brother, aged 17, was said to have the same condition. Two other children were living and well; three had died, one of summer complaint and two of convulsions, one at 5 months and the other at 9 months.The patient's right testis was removed at the

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