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November 1929

ERYTHEMA ELEVATUM DIUTINUMROLE OF STREPTOCOCCI, AND RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER RHEUMATIC DERMATOSES

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PHILADELPHIA

From the Laboratory of Dermatological Research and the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(5):593-620. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440050003001
Abstract

It is not our purpose in this communication to revamp the history of erythema elevatum diutinum, brief though it is, for Trimble1 dealt with it in the Archives barely three years ago. His report stimulated a recrudescence of case reports2 before various regional dermatologic societies, but nothing essentially new was added. There has not been a sufficient accumulation of cases as yet to yield data for establishing a well rounded, representative symptom complex and for analyzing the significance of the Bury and Hutchinson forms. From the original description of the condition by Crocker and Williams3 in 1894, it appears that the English are best acquainted with the disease, and that except for Trimble's formal report just mentioned, none has been made elsewhere, either in American or in Continental literature, although Trimble, in his discussion, expressed the belief that two other cases had been reported in the United

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