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March 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(3):458-461. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550150146026

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Raynaud's Disease Associated with Colitis, Atrophy of the Vulva, Xerostomia, and Glaucoma. Presented by Dr. David Bloom.

A woman aged 53 was seen by me for the first time in 1951 because of a mild leukoplakia of the right lateral aspect of the tongue. At that time she complained of Raynaud's syndrome of the hands and feet which had been present for 30 years, and of colitis of 25 years' duration.

When seen again in March, 1956, she complained of an annoying dryness of the mouth and lips, which had been present for three years. She also stated that three years ago she suffered from pruritus vulvae, which had improved considerably in the past year, and which is easily controlled by hydrocortisone ointment.

The tongue is dry and fissured, with a somewhat magenta color. The buccal mucosa is dry and smooth. Linear scars are present on

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