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March 1937


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Secretary April 23, 1936; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(3):541-547. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470210167020

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Gaucher's Disease with Cutaneous Manifestations and Pingueculae. Presented by Dr. Samuel M. Peck.

A. G., a woman aged 33, has been a patient of the hematologic service (Dr. Nathan Rosenthal) of the Mount Sinai Hospital since 1921. She presents manifestations typical of Gaucher's disease. The liver and spleen have progressively enlarged so that now the spleen takes up three fourths of the abdomen and the liver extends to the third interspace above and to from 5 to 6 fingerbreadths below the costal margin. On the eyeball are yellowish pingueculae, triangular lesions with the base of the triangle toward the iris. These are supposed to be due to accumulation of Gaucher's cells.

For the last two years the patient has had an eruption on the legs. On the anterior aspect of the lower third of the legs to about the ankles she presents an eruption which appears to be a

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