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May 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(5):654-656. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570050112016

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Acrosclerosis. Presented by Dr. Leslie Paxton Barker.  M. K., a 51 year old Negro woman, three years ago noticed a gradual onset of stiffnessof her fingers. This has gradually become more noticeable and has extended to a stiffness and tightness of the skin of both forearms. Within the past few months she has noticed a tightness and stiffness of the face. For three years prior to the present illness the patient noticed coldness and numbness of the fingers, especially noticeable after exposure to cold. These symptoms have increased with the progress of the stiffness and tightness of the skin.The patient had a hysterectomy for pelvic tumor in 1941.There is tightness and sclerosis of skin over the fingers with partial flexure of most fingers and inability to straighten them; the skin is shiny and appears almost transparent; the fingers are cold. The sclerosis extends up the forearm, gradually

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