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April 1955


AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(4):533-537. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540280109032

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Thrombotic Thrombocytic Purpura with Leg Ulcers. Presented by Dr. Samuel M. Bluefarb and Dr. Harold H. Rodin and (by invitation) Dr. Donald Unger.

This 29-year-old Negro woman (A. L.) was apparently well until Sept. 27, 1954, when she began suffering pains in her head and sides. On Oct. 8 she had a convulsion, and three days later became disoriented. The following day she vomited three times and was admitted to Cook County Hospital. There has been a 20 lb. (9 kg.) weight loss in the past eight months.

Physical Examination.—Patient is a well-developed and well-nourished Negro woman, with slurred speech, in a very anxious confused state. Blood pressure 100/68, pulse 112 and regular.

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