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December 5, 1908

ERYTHEMA FIGURATUM PERSTANS.

JAMA. 1908;LI(23):1936-1939. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410230022001f
Abstract

In 1905 I read a paper before the American Dermatological Association at New York City on "Erythema Perstans Involving Circinate Lesions," with reports of two cases. In that paper all varieties of persistent erythema were included, some of which had been described previously as special diseases, each having its own pronounced characteristics. In this paper I have eliminated all save one variety. This variety presents persistent erythematous patches, which assume annular, marginate and gyrate forms, differing essentially from other varieties of erythema. A new case is now reported with a brief review of similar cases found in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE. 

History.  —Emily R., aged 16, well developed, was referred to me in July, 1906, on account of a peculiar skin eruption, covering the entire body, which had existed since birth. Her mother, father, older sister and younger brother were all healthy and strong; there was no history

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