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October 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(4):524-526. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570100141024

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A Case for Diagnosis: Scleroderma Improved with Cortisone. Presented by Dr. M. Silverman. 

DISCUSSION  Dr. S. H. Silvers: There is no question that this girl has improved both subjectively and objectively. Those of us who have seen her for a long time have noticed both objective and subjective improvement since treatment with cortisone has been instituted. However, the improvement may be due to the mobilization of water in the subcutaneous tissues. That may account for the increase in the softness of the skin and the filling-out effect on the face and the body. The fact is that she can now do many things, such as buttoning her blouse, walking, and sitting up in a chair and bending.

A Case for Diagnosis: Dermatomyositis Improved with Cortisone. Presented by Dr. M. Silverman.  On Nov. 17, 1950, five weeks after the patient's admission cortisone therapy was started. The sedimentation rate at this time

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