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August 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(2):182-189. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460020036008

We have classified the congenital abnormality of the elastic tissue reported here as juvenile elastoma. The rarity of the condition (we have been unable to find in the literature any description of a condition identical with it) prompts this report.


History.—  M. W., aged 5½ years, white, first seen on Dec. 10, 1930, was referred by Dr. Henry Dietrich for a cutaneous condition which had been present for two or three years. There were no symptoms, and the past history was unimportant except that the child had suffered from repeated attacks of tonsillitis up to two years before, and during this same period (i.e., from 6 months to 3 years of age) she also suffered from recurrent pyelitis. The parents and one brother, aged 16, have entirely normal skins.

Examination.—  The trunk, buttocks and lateral and anterior aspects of the thighs presented numerous discrete, pea-sized, flesh-colored to

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