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Robinson's disease

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Group of clear vesicles composed of cystic sweat glands usually around the eyes – hydrocystoma. Prevalent in females; onset in middle age. Occurs in persons exposed to heat and progressively enlarges with repeated heat exposure.


  • A. R. Robinson:
    Transactions of the American Dermatological Association, 1884: 14-16.
    Journal of Cutaneous and Genitourinary Diseases, Chicago, 1893, 11: 293-303.
    See also his Manual of dermatology. New York, 1885, page 84.

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