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August 1944

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

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Chairman; Secretary Oct. 5, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(2):133-138. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510140056016

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Abstract

Relapsing Febrile Nodular Nonsuppurative Panniculitis (Weber-Christian Disease). Presented by Dr. Thomas N. Graham.

A. R., a white woman aged 63, born in Spain, is presented from the New York Hospital, where she was first examined on Aug. 6, 1943.

The patient complained of "lumps under the skin" of her arms and hips which, she stated, had been present for the preceding six months. The onset, according to the patient, was accompanied by systemic symptoms, including an elevation of temperature which lasted three days. The disease was diagnosed "grip" by her physician. Originally the subcutaneous lesions had involved the arms, hips and thighs, but the lesions on the thighs disappeared within a few weeks. The patient complained of pain on motion of the arms, of articular pains and of weakness. Her weight had decreased 25 pounds (11.3 Kg.) during the preceding six months.

Examination on admission showed a

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