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March 1964

An Abnormal Serum Globulin in Lichen Myxedematosus

Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs. McCarthy and Lombardo) and Medicine (Drs. Osserman and Takatsuki), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and the Dermatology Service, The Presbyterian Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(3):446-450. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590270132030

A case of generalized lichen myxedematosus has been presented with special studies demonstrating the presence of an abnormal, extremely basic globulin in both serum and skin. It is postulated that lichen myxedematosus may be a skin manifestation of a plasma cell dyscrasia.