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March 1964

16TH ANNUAL KANSAS CITY-ST. LOUIS DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING Kansas City, Mo.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(3):495-498. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590270181045

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Abstract

Scleredema. Presented by Dr. David B. Morgan. 

History.—  A 26-year-old white housewife presents an eruption of ten years' duration. This patient has been followed from June, 1953, through August, 1955, and was seen again this past February, when she stated that she had been to the Mayo Clinic in December of 1959. Through skin biopsy they had interpreted her skin condition as scleredema (which was the original presenting diagnosis in 1953, although this diagnosis was felt to be incorrect by the majority of the members of the Kansas City Dermatological Society when she was shown at a meeting of this group in November of 1954: scleroderma was felt to be the correct diagnosis, although no biopsy was taken until 1959).

Physical Examination.—  She still presents firm, thick-feeling, rather tight skin over the neck, scalp, face, upper back, chest, arms, and legs with some pain and tenderness of the shoulders and

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