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June 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;79(6):726-727. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560180100030

A Case for Diagnosis: Congenital Erythema of the Soles with a Lipoma on Each Heel. Presented by Dr. David Bloom.

A Cuban girl aged 5 months is presented from Sydenham Hospital with a diffuse erythema of the soles, which has been present since birth. On the internal plantar aspect of each heel there is a cherry-sized subcutaneous tumor which has the consistency of a lipoma.

The family history is irrelevant. The child has no other abnormality.


Dr. Samuel M. Peck: I suppose Dr. Bloom is presenting this as an interesting case of congenital malformation. If I were to hazard a guess, I would say the lesion was a lipoma.

Dr. Nathan Sobel: I would wait with excision until the child grows up. It is a perfectly soft lesion.

Dr. Jack Wolf: I can not go along with the diagnosis of lipoma. The lesions are soft and collapsible and

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