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April 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(4):612-619. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550160138027

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May 22, 1956

A Case for Diagnosis (Storage Disease?): Glandular Disorder. Presented by Dr. Frank E. Cormia.

An undernourished girl, aged 3 years, has always been in good general health. The present condition began at the age of 18 months with a patch of erythematous papular lesions on the buttocks. Within a few months the eruption spread to involve large areas of the body. It has been continually present, but has been intermittent, healing in some areas and appearing in others. At the age of 2 years, soft, subcutaneous nodules developed on the wrists and ankles. Retardation of weight and height increase began at about the age of 20 months. There has been little or no growth since then.

The skin is generally dry, irregularly erythematous, with many pale-red, shiny, flat, papular lesions in various places. The eruption is roughly symmetrical and tends to be concentrated

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