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February 1945


Author Affiliations

President; Secretary Jan. 19, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(2):147-159. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510200071013

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Pituitary Basophilism (Cushing's Syndrome). Presented by Dr. Edward A. Oliver and (by invitation) Dr. Samuel M. Bluefarb.

I. S., a white woman aged 26, is presented through the courtesy of Dr. Arthur E. Mahle, of the Medical Department of Northwestern University. Her complaints on admission were amenorrhea of one and onehalf years' duration, flushing of the face and dizzy spells.

About one year ago she was told that she had high blood pressure and diabetes. She had at that time polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia, edema of the ankles and a tendency to bruise (ecchymoses) easily. An increase in weight became evident, from 150 to 250 pounds (68 to 113.5 Kg.), and with this increase in weight the presence of striae became noticeable. At present her weight is 200 pounds (90.7 Kg.).

At present the skin shows a lack of elasticity. Striae are noted on the anterior part

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