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March 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(3):589-593. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880210182016

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Dermatomyositis. Presented by Dr. John A. Toomey (by invitation).  J. O., a girl, aged 11, had had scarlatina a month previous to presentation, and two weeks later she had noticed "tightness" of the skin of the face. This had gradually extended downward, involving the shoulders, the arms and the entire trunk. The involved areas were somewhat tender. The condition was apparently subsiding. The tongue was abnormally thick and felt like cartilage.

DISCUSSION  Dr. John A. Toomey: This is the third case of the kind that we have observed in the contagious department of the City Hospital. All followed scarlatina. One patient improved in three months under treatment with thyroid extract. A second one improved in three months without treatment, and the present patient seems to be doing likewise.Dr. H. J. Parkhurst: I have lately observed a similar case, following tonsillar infection.Dr. E. W. Netherton: The tenderness is suggestive

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