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October 1943

A CASE OF KELOIDS OF UNUSUAL SIZE

Author Affiliations

Bello Horizonte, Brazil Assistant in Clinic of Syphilis and Cutaneous Diseases of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Minas Geraes

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(4):411-412. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510040055009
Abstract

A case of keloids is herein reported on account of the unusual size and extent of the lesions.

REPORT OF CASE

D. D., a Negro aged 52, born in Brazil, was examined on May 30, 1939. The family and the personal history were irrelevant, there being no history of any cutaneous traumatism. The disease of the skin was first noticed twelve years previously as a small tumor in the midsternal region which gradually spread and enlarged to its present size. The lesions caused pruritus at night but no pain or tenderness. The patient had not received any treatment. A general physical examination showed nothing abnormal except the following changes in the skin:

There were large lobulated tumors on each side of the neck extending along the lower jaw and chin. The largest tumor was the size of an orange. These tumors were connected by a narrow band with a

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