In 1930 a review of the literature by Wile and Duemling1 revealed only fourteen instances of familial occurrence of xanthoma tuberosum. In 1933 a review by McGraw2 revealed only seven patients with onset of xanthomatosis before puberty plus proved or suspected cardiac lesions. It seems worthwhile, therefore, to report the following cases.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—History.—C. S., a Virginia-born shoe repairer 42 years old, came to the outpatient department of the Massachusetts General Hospital in October 1932 with a complaint of blurred vision. Examination in the eye clinic revealed xanthomatous plaques on the eyelids, for treatment of which he was sent to the dermatologic clinic after the refractive error had been corrected.
The father died at the age of 39 of pulmonary tuberculosis and the mother at the age of 56 of a "stroke." Four sisters were living and well. One sister died
LANE CG, GOODMAN J. XANTHOMA TUBEROSUMREPORT OF FAMILIAL OCCURRENCE WITH PROBABLE CARDIAC LESIONS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(3):377–384. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470030019003
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