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August 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(2):367-374. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490140131024

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Xanthoma Tuberosum. Presented by Dr. H. G. Miskjian.  J. D., a well built, tall man in his forties, about ten years ago had several attacks of epigastric pain with vomiting, which were supposed to be due to indigestion. He had no further trouble until about six months ago, when he experienced some gastric distress with gas and acute pain. Roentgen examination within the past two weeks revealed cholelithiasis. For fifteen or twenty years he has had tumors on his elbows and knees. He also had several tumors on his buttocks, but these lesions have disappeared. In 1915 he suffered from septicemia, the result of an "abscessed ear," which kept him in the hospital for seventy-three days. In 1934 the second and third fingers of his left hand were badly cut by a ripsaw. Stitches were put in. About a year later small tumors, thought to be keloids, began to develop

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