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October 1920


Author Affiliations

Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(4):441-446. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350100029003

REPORT OF A CASE  Mrs. B., 35 years old, was referred to me in May, 1918, for the treatment of an erythematous lupus of one year's duration. The eruption, while presenting a wholly characteristic appearance, was distributed over an unusually large area; coin-sized and smaller patches were scattered over the cheeks, the upper and lower lids, behind the ears, in the scalp, on the upper chest, the arms and forearms and in the interscapular region. Some of the larger patches, especially those on the malar eminences, the upper lids and the back, were decidedly thicker and more scaly than usual. Before coming under my care a diagnosis of syphilis had been made and antisyphilitic remedies had been employed for some months, of course without influencing the disease. Under the local use of a 2 to 3 per cent, alcoholic solution of salicylic acid and the internal administration of quinin in

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