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December 1943

NECROBIOSIS LIPOIDICA DIABETICORUM WITH XANTHOMA CELLS: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA

From the Laboratory of Dermatological Research, University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia General Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(6):606-611. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510060030004
Abstract

The eruption herein described occurred in a white man suffering from diabetes mellitus and pulmonary tuberculosis. The microscopic features of the lesions were so unusual that a complete description of the case is deemed to be worthy of publication. This is an attempt not to present a new clinical entity but rather to present material which may aid in the formation of a connecting link between necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum and the true lipoidoses.

REPORT OF CASE

J. R., a white man aged 34 years, was admitted to the Philadelphia General Hospital, division of tuberculosis, service of Dr. David Cooper, on Jan. 2, 1942.

History of Diabetes.—The diagnosis of diabetes was made in 1936, when the patient noted polyuria, weakness and loss of weight. The disease had been poorly controlled by diet alone until Feb. 12, 1938, when he sought treatment at the Philadelphia General Hospital for a rectal abscess.

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