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April 1932

POIKILODERMA VASCULARE ATROPHICANSREPORT OF A CASE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(4):683-690. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020703006
Abstract

Postmortem observations have been recorded in so few cases of poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans that the report of another case appears to be warranted.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—Mrs. S. L., aged 66, born in Canada, of Scotch parentage, first noticed a cutaneous eruption on the left side of the neck about July, 1928. This condition persisted as a localized patch for one month, and then rapidly spread to involve the entire body. At no time since the onset had she been free from the condition. Muscular weakness developed about the time of onset. Within six months, this became so marked as to confine her to bed. A history of joint pains could not be obtained. At times, the skin became acutely inflamed and weeping; at times the acute stage subsided. There was always a moderate degree of inflammation. The pruritus was constant and severe. Early in 1929, she was

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