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January 1978

Hand-Schüller-Christian Disease in a Septuagenarian

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(1):85-87. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640130049014

• Hand-Schüller-Christian disease is a disease primarily affecting children, occasionally young adults, and rarely older adults. Very few cases have been reported in individuals past their fifth decade. A review of the English language literature indicates that the onset of Hand-Schüller-Christian disease occurs after the fifth decade in less than 4% of reported cases. A 75-year-old woman's symptoms of Hand-Schüller-Christian disease began in her 76th year, and her cutaneous symptoms were controlled with a topically applied nitrogen mustard.

(Arch Dermatol 114:85-87, 1978)

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