Lipoid proteinosis : a case report
CITATION: Hardcastle, S. W. & Rosenstrauch, W. J. C. J. 1984. Lipoid proteinosis : a case report. South African Medical Journal, 66:273-274.
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A 31-year-old Coloured man was admitted to Tygerberg Hospital in 1981 with hoarseness, hyperkeratotic skin lesions and nodules on the eyelids. There was a history of an episode of loss of consciousness. Skull radiographs demonstrated bilateral symmetrical calcifications in the temporal region. Skin biopsy was consistent with a diagnosis of lipoid proteinosis.