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Article
July 1959

CHICAGO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(1):112-115. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560190114023
Abstract

Solid Edema. Presented by the Staff of the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital.

The patient was presented at the March meeting as a case of solid edema of the face with associated erythema nodosum on the extremities. At that time, in the discussion, it was suggested that the background here might be that of a malignant lesion of the antrum or a possible lymphoma.

Since the last presentation, laboratory examinations, consisting of roentgenograms of chest and nasal sinuses, complete blood cell count, urinalysis, antistreptolysin titer, and serum proteins, were within normal limits. Patient developed a severe myositis involving the gastrocnemius muscles of both legs since his admission to the hospital.

Nearly two weeks ago treatment was instituted consisting of erythromycin, 3.0 gm. daily, and the lesions on the face have undergone considerable involution with almost complete softening of the upper lip. The myositis has improved

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