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July 1937


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(1):155-166. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480010159024

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A Case for Diagnosis (Plummer-Vinson Syndrome [Microcytic Anemia]?) Presented by Dr. Fred Wise.  C. A., a woman aged 65, was first seen on Sept. 5, 1936, at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital exhibiting an eruption in the mouth of five years' duration. The patient was presented at the meeting of the dermatologic section of the New York Academy of Medicine in November (Arch. Dermat. & Syph., this issue, p. 46).

DISCUSSION  Dr. George C. Andrews: I think that the relation to intake of vitamins is interesting. This condition is usually associated with vitamin deficiency, and the patient says that for five years she has lived on practically nothing except milk and eggs, eating no vegetables, cereals or meats. While eggs and milk do contain certain vitamins, evidently the patient is not getting a sufficiently diversified diet.Dr. Fred Wise: The Plummer-Vinson

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