I. CAPUSAN, M.D.
To the editor: Drs. Rodnan and Benedek, in their article, published in 1962 (1), consider, together with others, that the first convincing description of scleroderma is found in the monograph written in Italian by Dr. Carlo Curzio and printed in Naples in 1753.
In my recently published review (2) of the problem of the authenticity of this case, I have concluded that it was not a case of progressive (systemic) sclerosis, but a case of Buschke's scleredema. The arguments for this opinion are:
1. The disease developed at first at the level of the neck, extending to the face, arms,
I. CAPUSAN. Curzio's Case of Scleroderma. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-1-146_2
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