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October 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(4):595-604. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460040138019

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Cutaneous Calcinosis. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.  Miss N. D., a secretary, aged 39, first noticed the eruption six years ago. It consists of the gradual development of subcutaneous nodules in the vicinity of the numerous joints of the extremities. The lesions are hard, slightly tender masses incorporated with the skin and slightly movable on the deeper parts, and they vary in size from that of a lentil to that of a hazelnut. Roentgen examination showed calcified irregular bodies in the regions mentioned. Histologic examination showed an encapsulated mass, stained deeply and irregularly by hematoxylin. The blood calcium was 17.5 mg. There was a moderate leukopenia, the hemoglobin and red cells being within normal limits. The patient is of average size and apparently is in good general health.

DISCUSSION  Dr. H. H. Whitehouse: I should like to know how Dr. Fox is going to treat the condition.Dr. E. R.

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