SINCE von Gierke1 reported his two cases of glycogen storage disease in 1929, fewer than 100 cases have been reported thus far in the medical literature. Because of the rarity of the condition and the fact that we could not find any case reports in the dermatologic literature, this case of eruptive xanthoma and hyperlipemia in glycogen storage disease is deemed worthy of publication.
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V. K., a 4-month-old white girl, was born after a full term pregnancy and a normal delivery. Her birth weight was 2,975 gm. (6 lb., 9 oz.). During her neonatal period, the infant had diarrhea and frequent vomiting until these were stopped by change of formula. The infant then appeared to thrive up to 2 months of age. It was then noticed that she had a constantly distended abdomen and frequent stools. About two weeks prior to the admission of
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ZAKON SJ, OYAMADA A, ROSENTHAL IH. ERUPTIVE XANTHOMA AND HYPERLIPEMIA IN GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE (VON GIERKE'S DISEASE). AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(2):146–151. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540020024005
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