JOEL S. STEINBERG, M.D.; RUSSELL A. JONES, M.D.
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To the Editor: The article entitled "Arthritis and Skin Lesions Resembling Erythema Nodosum in Pancreatic Disease" by Drs. Mullin, Caperton, Crespin, and Williams in the January ANNALS is a significant contribution especially because it calls attention to this little-known clinical entity that must occur more frequently than is realized.
We would like to add our 3 cases, all seen within a period of 3 months, to the 39 now described in the literature. A brief summary of our findings follows:
The diagnosis of pancreatitis was established by elevated serum amylase (3 patients), typical history (2 patients), and pancreatic calcification (2
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STEINBERG JS, JONES RA. PANCREATIC DISEASE, ARTHRITIS, AND SKIN NODULES. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:963–964. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-4-963
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(4):963-964.
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