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August 1937


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(2):441-461. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480020197028

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Darier-Roussy's Sarcoid. Presented by Dr. Adolph Rostenberg.  This patient a woman aged 60, gives an irrelevant family history. About two years ago she was severely ill with pneumonia; nine months ago she had an attack of influenza with fever, swellings and severe pain in both arms. In January 1936 she was treated at the Methodist Episcopal Hospital in Brooklyn.Her present cutaneous trouble involves the extensor surfaces of both forearms. It consists of subcutaneous infiltrations, firmly attached to the skin, which seem to be made up by fusion of several lesions. The skin in the affected areas is painful, pigmented and somewhat purplish. There are also infiltrated subcutaneous plaques about the size of an almond on the left foot in the area of the fifth metatarsal bone and over both patellae.Examination of the sputum for tubercle bacilli gave negative results. The graded tuberculin test, roentgenograms of the chest, hands

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