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July 1963


Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(1):97-100. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590190103019

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Panel Members: Dr. Richard B. Stoughton (moderator), Dr. Gerard DeOreo, Dr. Leon Goldman, Dr. John Haserick, Dr. A. E. Walker.

Dermatomyositis; Diabetes Mellitus. Presented by Dr. C. F. H. Vickers, MRCP (service of Dr. Richard B. Stoughton).

History.—This 52-year-old white male was admitted to University Hospitals in October, 1962. He had first noticed itching and erythema on the left shoulder three weeks before admission. Three days later, early morning muscle stiffness associated with aching appeared. Two days prior to his admission he developed itching of the eyelids, forehead, and upper chest at the same time that he noticed that his fingers became white on exposure to cold, a phenomenon he had never observed before.

Physical Examination.—On admission his temperature was 38.8 C (101.8 F) and his blood pressure was 145/82. He was an obese man in no obvious distress. There was a violaceous erythema of the forehead, upper

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