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December 1946


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President; Secretary Feb. 26, 1945

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(6):721-724. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510410087012

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Solid Edema of the Face. Presented by Dr. Abraham Walzer.

B. F., a white woman aged 47, was first seen at the dermatologic clinic of the Jewish Hospital about a month ago. She gave a history of having had an attack of nephritis about forty years ago (at the age of 8 years) and a severe toxemia of pregnancy, with a blood pressure of about 300, sixteen years ago.

Her cutaneous disease was of about six months' duration. She had recently been hospitalized for about three weeks for this dermatitis and was discharged about a month ago with no improvement. While she was in the hospital, complete investigations showed some evidence of renal damage. Her blood pressure was 154 systolic and 110 diastolic; the urea nitrogen of the blood was 28 and 23 mg. per hundred cubic centimeters, and frequent examinations of the urine showed occasional casts and a few

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