The eruption herein described occurred in a Negress suffering from diabetes. The clinical features of the eruption are so unusual that their description is deemed to be worthy of publication.
REPORT OF CASE
Mrs. L. C.,1 a Negress aged 34, was admitted to the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital for treatment on May 28, 1940, with cutaneous lesions of four years' duration. Her mother died of diabetic gangrene. At the age of 16 years the patient had "painful swollen knees" for six months. She had been known to have diabetes for eight years. Her usual diet consisted of fattening foods, so that she became obese. Five years ago she "began to reduce." She lost some weight and became nervous and weak. A year later yellowish spots appeared suddenly on the extensor surfaces of the arms, a week or two later
WISE F, GARB J. XANTHOMA DIABETICORUM WITH UNUSUAL FORM OF ERUPTION. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(4):723–733. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500100084008
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