Crocker and Williams1 called attention to erythema elevatum diutinum in the British Journal of Dermatology in 1894, and to these writers we owe most of our knowledge of the condition; they are also responsible for the name. It seems that previous to this time there were several allied cases reported; even as far back as 1878 Hutchinson2 recorded an unusual case, which was afterward thought to be akin to the disease under consideration.
I. S., a man, aged 45, married, born in Russia, a pedler, was a well developed man, much below medium height, who weighed about 140 pounds (63.5 kg.). Except for several attacks of rheumatism, he had enjoyed reasonably good health. The patient's mother died at about the age of 68; the infirmities of age was given as the cause. The father, though quite old, was still alive. He had two brothers and
TRIMBLE WB. ERYTHEMA ELEVATUM DIUTINUM: REPORT OF A CASE, WITH COMMENTS ON ITS NOSOLOGIC POSITION. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(3):383–388. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370150085009
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