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May 1950


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Chairman (Toledo, Ohio); Recorder (Monroe, Mich.) Joint Meeting, Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1948

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(5):880-884. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530120171027

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Raynaud's Disease of the Hands with Sclerodactylia. Presented by Dr. Henry A. Brunsting, Toledo, Ohio.

L. S., a white married man aged 40, states that about one year ago he first noticed the development of a blue discoloration of the index and middle fingers of both hands. These attacks would be precipitated by exposure to cold and during nervous tension. Numbness but no pain would accompany these attacks. About two months ago a crusted draining area appeared on the tip of the middle finger of the left hand. The condition is much better during the summer than in cold weather, and the patient has noticed that on his return to a warm room the blueness and numbness of his fingers disappear. He has had no trouble with the feet or legs. He works as a telephone repairman and is able to work with small wires and make fine movements

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