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November 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(5):822-832. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440170048006

This report is based on two cases observed during the past eighteen months. Both patients were shown before the Chicago Dermatological Society, where discussion revealed their rarity.

They both exhibited numerous lesions somewhat resembling neurofibroma, lipoma, xanthoma and syringocystadenoma. Several cases of a disorder presenting similar lesions have been recorded. In all of these cases there were lesions on the trunk both anteriorly and posteriorly, the arms, forearms and the thighs. The lesions varied in size from that of a pinhead to that of a coffee bean or larger; they were smooth and of the normal hue of the skin, slightly blue or of various shades of yellow. The larger ones were elevated and softer; the smaller ones usually showed no elevation. No subjective symptoms were present in any case. Neither acne, oily seborrhea nor dandruff occurred as a complication, and no lesions were present on the face. The majority

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