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April 1947


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(4):591-599. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520040160019

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Angioneurotic Edema. Presented by Dr. Isadore Zugerman.  R. S., a white man aged 22, presents a palpable thickening of the upper lip extending to the mustache area. Erythema is present occasionally. One year ago the patient was stationed at a naval base in the Aleutian Islands. It was at that time that he first noticed, and was treated for, a persistent swelling of his upper lip, which he said "sticks like needles and draws."The Wassermann reaction of the blood was negative. The urine was normal. A complete blood count was within normal limits.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Herbert J. Smith: The swelling does not look like angioneurotic edema to me. It is more or less constant rather than transitory, although it sometimes becomes aggravated. However, it does not become much greater than it is at the present time. I believe that it is of allergic origin.Dr. D. M. Sidlick: The

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