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September 1965


Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(3):330-331. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600150120026

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Porphyria Cutanea Tarda With Localized Morphea. Presented by Dr. Charles P. DeFeo. 

History.—  The patient has suffered from the dermatologic complaint since 1958, when she noted progressive, reticulated hyperpigmentation across her face, upper chest, and lower legs. In 1962, she noted yellowish, indurated plaques across her chest and arms.Extensive workup in a hospital in the city revealed a diagnosis of scleroderma on histological interpretation. She was hospitalized in the past for a kidney removal. She is allergic to B complex vitamin. Other pertinent findings in this case have been the darkening of her hair, hypertrichosis of the face and arms, easy bruisability of the skin with the development of erosions and slow healing, the previously mentioned scleroderma, and hyperpigmentation. She also has become extremely nervous and admits to feeling more nervous than she had in the past. She also admits to having at times ingested abnormal quantities of alcohol.

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