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Article
October 1931

XANTHOMA DIABETICORUM: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

OAKLAND, CALIF.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):604-606. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010614010
Abstract

In view of its similarity to a case reported by Wile, Eckstein and Curtis,1 we felt that the following case was of interest and worth reporting.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—G. L., a white man, aged 26, a native of Texas, a clerk, entered the hospital with a history of having lost 60 pounds (27.2 Kg.) in two and one-half years, excessive appetite, weakness, marked thirst, polyuria and "sores" on the elbows, legs and angles of the mouth during the past two years. On admission, his weight was 146 pounds (66.2 Kg.). In addition, he had had dyspnea during the past six months, swelling of the ankles for the past three months and nocturia during the past two years. He smoked heavily, but he did not drink alcoholic beverages. He had had measles, whooping cough and influenza, with uneventful recoveries. Tonsillectomy had been performed twelve years previously.

Examination

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