The purpose of this report is to call attention to an interesting lesion of the skin which occurs in association with characteristic lesions of the bones. Only a few cases of this disease have been reported, but the lesions are so inconspicuous that it is possible that many cases have been overlooked.
In 1915 Albers-Schoenberg1 described the case of a man, 22 years old, in whom roentgen examination revealed numerous minute lesions in all bones except the skull, spine, scapula, patella and clavicle. They were located chiefly in the epiphyses, though isolated lesions were found in the diaphyses. The lesions appeared as minute oval areas of condensation, usually with the long axis in the direction of the long axis of the bone. Their size varied from that of the head of a pin to that of a pea. They were sometimes so numerous as to make the bone
CURTH HO. DERMATOFIBROSIS LENTICULARIS DISSEMINATA AND OSTEOPOIKILOSIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(4):552–560. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1934.01460160066009
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: