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July 1937


Author Affiliations

Assistant Attending Physician, Cumberland Hospital; Physician, Cumberland Hospital BROOKLYN

From the Medical Service of the Cumberland Hospital, Dr. Henry Joachim, Director.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(1):85-105. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480010089015

Calcinosis and scleroderma occurring alone are relatively common diseases, but the occurrence of both in the same patient is comparatively rare, only about fifty cases having been reported in the literature. Because of this rarity we feel that the following report is justified.

INCIDENCE  At no age are persons exempt. Naegli estimated that scleroderma constitutes from 1 to 1.5 per cent of all dermatologie conditions. Weidman,1 Dolinšek and Ermenc2 and Foster and Giustinian3 reported cases of scleroderma in the new-born. Craig and Lyall4 reported calcinosis; Hein5 and Turpin6 reported scleroderma, and Lereboullet and Lelong7 and von Bernuth8 reported both diseases together in children. Garcin and his associates,9 Costello,10 Kessler11 and Milne12 reported cases in patients ranging in age from 18 to 65.

SYMPTOMS  Scleroderma is a chronic, localized or diffuse induration, stiffening and rigidity of the