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September 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(3):380-382. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010389003

Since the disease known as Schamberg's progressive pigmentary dermatosis was described in 1901, several articles have appeared that have dealt largely with clinical and histologic features of the disease. The first communication delving into a possible background in the patient's general condition was by Schamberg,1 who reported finding high amounts of cholesterol in the blood in three personally observed cases, and who reported Templeton's finding of high amounts of cholesterol in the blood in one of two cases. No cause for this observation was found in any case. The following case from the service of Dr. Louis Leiter represents the combination of Schamberg's disease and hemochromatosis, with high amounts of cholesterol in the blood. However, in this patient the cholesterol value of 296 mg. per hundred cubic centimeters was found only two days after admission to the hospital at a time when the diabetes was not yet

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