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June 1964


Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(6):873-880. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590300101027

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Amyloidosis Cutis. Probable Primary Systemic Amyloidosis. Cerebral Thrombosis. Presented by Dr. Harry Hurley and Dr. Robert Cott.  The patient is a 62-year-old Negro woman who is unresponsive, though awake.Past history discloses cerebrovascular accident (CVA) four years ago with no residual; CVA three years ago with residual hemiparesis on the right and slurred speech. However, the patient was able to get around and care for herself.The lesions on the chest and abdomen at present are said to have been present for one year. The patient was admitted to the Neurologic Service Oct 3, 1962, in a comatose and unresponsive state, apparently the result of a cerebral thrombosis from which she has not recovered, although her sensorium is somewhat lighter.Dermatologically, there are slightly yellowish plaques and nodules measuring a centimeter or so in diameter present on the chest and abdomen. At least one of these is

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