Epstein's1 report of two cases of scleredema adultorum has been the only such article on this disease to appear in the American periodical literature. Since this report, the latest editions of American textbooks2 have included descriptions of it. Cases have been reported in the transactions of societies by Guy and Amschel3 and Pillsbury.4 None of these American sources has mentioned involvement of the oral mucous membranes in the clinical picture. Epstein's1 summary of the forty-one cases reported in the German and French literature lists four in which the tongue was involved. The following case of classic scleredema adultorum is of interest because involvement of the tongue was an outstanding complaint of the patient.
REPORT OF CASE
J. P., a white man aged 22, consulted me on April 7, 1936, giving the following history: In January 1936, he had a severe attack of tonsillitis,
FRANK LJ. SCLEREDEMA ADULTORUM (BUSCHKE): REPORT OF CASE INVOLVING THE TONGUE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(5):1052–1053. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480050118016
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