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February 1941

HEMOCHROMATOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(2):333-344. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200020095006
Abstract

The following case is reported primarily because of (a) the absence of glycosuria and of significant decrease in dextrose tolerance in spite of the unusual quantity of iron in the liver and pancreas, (b) the absence of iron-containing pigment in the apparently characteristically pigmented skin, (c) the unusual complication of cutaneous xanthomatosis with hypercholesteremia in the absence of diabetes, (d) the antemortem demonstration of deficiency in adrenal cortical and androgenic hormones and (e) the unusual cause of death.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —S. S., a white Polish coal miner aged 45, was admitted to the service of Dr. H. A. Reimann, Jefferson Medical College Hospital, on Sept. 9, 1938, with the following complaints: (1) blue-gray discoloration of the skin (four years' duration), (2) intense itching (four years), (3) abdominal enlargement (three years) and (4) swelling of the legs (nine months).The family history and past medical history had no bearing

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