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February 1967


Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(2):228-238. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600320084018

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Lichen Myxedematosus. Presented by Herman Beerman, MD, and N. Hoyos, MD.  The patient, a 48-year-old Negro woman, was first seen in May 1965, with a onemonth history of infiltrations of the nose and ears and pruritus involving her back and arms. During the first week of July 1965, the lesions progressed to involve her entire face and upper extremities. Since July, the lesions have progressed to involve her entire body.There is no history of familial diseases. Her medical history indicates that in 1961 she had the following: appendectomy; hysterectomy; pilonidal cyst removed; hypertension; kidney stones; and recurrent urinary tract infections.

Dermatological Examination.—  The patient is in no acute distress. The skin shows a generalized papular infiltrated eruption with deep longitudinal furrows. The lesions are nodular on the forehead, nose, and arms. A scar is present over the lateral third of the left eyebrow. The heart, liver, and spleen

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