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November 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(5):738-744. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460050132012

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Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the New-Born. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.  Baby B., the son of American parents, is the first child of his mother, aged 34. Labor lasted five days, and forceps were used in the delivery. At the age of 2 weeks, the baby was taken to the New York Nursery and Child's Hospital for the treatment of convulsions, at which time the eruption was noticed by the hospital physicians. It consists of subcutaneous nodules the size of a chestnut in each cheek and several smaller ones at the side of the neck. The nodules are covered by normal skin, and are hard to the touch and freely movable on the deeper parts. The convulsions soon subsided and did not recur. The baby weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces (3,512 Gm.) at birth, and now weighs 8 pounds and 8 ounces (3,827 Gm.). At no time has there

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