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May 1968


Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(5):590-603. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610110098017

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The Society Proceedings are edited by Dr. J. Graham Smith, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Georgia, 1459 Gwinnett St, Augusta, Ga 30902. Transactions should be sent directly to him.

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum. Presented by Margaret Gerlach Mahoney, MD, Margaret Gray Wood, MD, and John F. Wilson, MD.  The patient, a 38-year-old Negro woman, gave a history that in 1962, blisters developed on her ears following application of a hair coloring rinse. The blisters were asymptomatic and resolved leaving hard nodules. Subsequently, painful papules appeared on the face, elbows and hands, and these gradually became nodular, verrucoid, ulcerated, or cicatricial. Biopsy sections from a nodule on the elbow were diagnosed as cutaneous sarcoidosis, and antimalarial therapy was instituted without apparent improvement. New lesions continued to develop, and these also involved the knees, legs, and feet. A repeat biopsy of the elbow lesion in 1963 was interpreted

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