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December 1936


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;34(6):1061-1064. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470180128016

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A Case for Diagnosis (Aleukemic Leukemia? Lymphoma with Exfoliation?). Presented by Dr. C. Guy Lane, Boston.

Scleroderma; Psoriasis. Presented by Dr. E. Lawrence Oliver, Boston, and Dr. H. Groh, New Bedford, Mass.

O. B., a woman aged 53, English, a housewife, states that she has noticed loss of hair and gradual tightening of the skin; the finger-tips are white and cold. The patient has one child, a girl, who is well. When the patient was 10 years old she was ill with a serious inflammation of the legs, and lesions like boils appeared. She was in bed for fourteen weeks. The condition spread to the arms. No diagnosis was made.

There are sclerodermatous changes involving the face and upper extremities and psoriatic lesions on the elbows and knees.

Examination of blood taken from the arm gave negative results according to the patient. For ten weeks she has received solution

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