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December 1943

VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE WITH INVOLVEMENT OF THE SCALP, PALMS AND SOLES Report of a Case

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(6):656-658. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510060080012

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Abstract

Although von Recklinghausen's disease is systemic, involving not only all parts of the skin but the visceral organs, I am presenting the following case because of the unusual involvement of the scalp, palms and soles.

REPORT OF CASE

A. W., a Negro woman aged 31, was referred to me for the removal of a painful growth in the region of the right collar bone.

She stated that at about the age of puberty she noticed the appearance of several small growths on her arms. From then on, they became more numerous and extended to all parts

A, small tumors on the face and neck with large tumors on the scalp; B, few discrete tumors in the palm; C, multiple discrete pinhead-sized to pea-sized tumors and a large pedunculated tumor. of her body; within recent years, she had noticed their appearance on her scalp and limbs. She had been subject to

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