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Weber-Christian Disease vs Lipogranulomatosis (Farber's Disease). Presented by Drs. Carroll F. Burgoon, James Graham, John F. Bayley, Jr., Peter Koblenzer.
The patient is a 31-month-old white girl. When originally seen, the patient was a very healthy infant but now appears quite marasmic. There is no family history of skin, collagen, or allergic disorders. A paternal nephew died of leukemia; the mother has Simons' disease of the face. The child did well prior to onset of this disease; no immunization, no drug therapy (except gentian violet for oral thrush).The baby was first admitted to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Oct 1, 1961, to Oct 28, 1961. Approximately one month prior to admission small pink "bumps" were noted on the legs and thought to be mosquito bites. These gradually subsided and reappeared about one week prior to admission. At that time they were associated with a temperature elevation (39.4 C 103
PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(2):180–189. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600080088020
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