IRVING LEINWAND, M.D.; A. WILBUR DURYEE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MAURICE N. RICHTER, M.D.
Scleroderma is not a common disease, nor is it rare. The first description of this condition is credited to Curzio1 of Naples in 1752. Since that time there have been hundreds of cases described. It has often been reported in association with dermatomyositis, which it closely resembles.2-8 Scleroderma was first regarded as primarily a skin disease. Any systemic complaints for the most part received scant attention, since the skin lesions far overshadowed other symptoms. In reviewing the history of scleroderma one is impressed by the metamorphosis of opinion regarding the classification of this disease.9, 10 This is due mainly to
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LEINWAND I, DURYEE AW, RICHTER MN. SCLERODERMA (BASED ON A STUDY OF OVER 150 CASES)(SCLERODERMA (BASED ON A STUDY OF OVER 150 CASES)*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:1003–1041. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-5-1003
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(5):1003-1041.
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