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August 1967


Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(2):210-211. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610020102030

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Linear Scleroderma Versus Scleredema. Presented by Floyd J. Dornbush, MD 

History.—  The patient was an 8-year-old girl whose parents first noted the onset of hardening of the skin on a small area of the right posterior shoulder at the age of 6 months. During the following three years the involved area gradually enlarged. At age 3, two small lesions were noted on the posterior aspect of the left shoulder. All of the affected areas have subsequently increased in size. The patient was previously presented to the Metropolitan Dermatological Society in 1963 at which time no firm diagnosis was established.

Dermatological Examination.—  There is an irregular area of hardening of the skin and subcutaneous tissue on the posterior aspect of the right shoulder extending down on the triceps area of the upper right arm. Some swelling is present but no evidence of atrophy, pigmentation, hair loss, or inflammation can be seen.

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