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January 1950

SJÖGREN'S SYNDROME

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Dermatology, service of Dr. Samuel Peck, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(1):63-79. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530080069007
Abstract

THIS REPORT is the first one in the American dermatologic literature of a case of Sjögren's syndrome. This rare systemic disorder combines a group of functional disturbances affecting embryologic derivants of ectodermal and entodermal tissue. The cause is as yet unknown, but has been believed to be related to vitamin A and B deficiency as well as to disturbances in mineral metabolism and endocrine function. In view of these theoretic possibilities, the patient described in this report was admitted to the Mount Sinai Hospital, where extensive studies were performed in an attempt to elucidate fundamental causative factors.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—B. R., a 43 year old white woman, was first seen in the Mount Sinai Hospital in 1929 owing to profuse, irregular vaginal bleeding for one year. A large submucous fibroma was found projecting through the cervix. An avulsion of the submucous, pedunculated fibroma was

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