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February 1941


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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(2):361-365. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490200143013

The occurrence of bullae with scleroderma is sufficiently rare to justify reporting a case of this kind.

REPORT OF A CASE  Mrs. F. W., an American aged 23, was referred to me during the eighth month of pregnancy by Dr. Dorothy Allen because of coin-sized lesions on her back, chest and abdomen. The patient stated that the lesions began to appear five years previously and had gradually assumed their present form.When the patient was first seen the lesions on the trunk were apparently in different stages of evolution. Three on her chest, which were said to be the oldest, represented the end stage of some atrophic process, as the skin was depigmented and definitely thinned. On the right scapula there was a lesion about 3 cm. in diameter which was atrophic, depigmented and slightly scaly and showed some telangiectases. On the lower part of the abdomen there was an