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Nov 1, 1967 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Edward H. Mandel, MD, and Richard O. Ores, MD.
The case was presented because of the presence of lupus erythematosus (LE) cells in biopsy of positive deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) skin test and a response to intermittent therapy of 48 mg of triamcinolone for four days per week.A white woman aged 26 years was first admitted to Metropolitan Hospital in May 1957 because of fever, polyarthritis, and a heart murmur. Within one month she had migratory arthritis, a butterfly rash of her face, a palpable spleen, and positive LE cell preparations.In two months she responded to 16 mg of methylprednisolone daily with 200 mg hydroxychloroquine sulfate twice daily. She was readmitted
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE. Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(6):663-676. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610180107018