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Hemochromatosis. Presented by Dr. Alexander A. Fisher, Woodside.
A. A., a man aged 32, was hospitalized for a dropped kidney in 1943 while in the United States Army. In 1945 he was discharged from the Army, and on his arrival home the family noted that there was a change in the color of his skin.
When he was first seen, on Jan. 8, 1951, the entire skin was dusky grayish. The lips appeared cyanotic. The gums and hard palate were a deep purple. The axillary hair was absent, and the hair in the bearded and pubic regions was extremely sparse. The liver was enlarged and quite firm.
The patient complained of moderate weakness and impotence.
On Feb. 15, 1951, he was transferred to the Hospital of Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research for further study.
Dr. William J. Eisenmenger (by invitation): The case presented illustrates the typical early course of
Rein CR, Silver H. BRONX DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;66(1):127–136. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530260130018
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