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March 1926


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(3):450-457. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370150154022

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Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Dr. Abramowitz (from the Vanderbilt Clinic).  Max G., fruit dealer, aged 38, born in Russia, who had been in the United States for twenty-four years, had a condition that was of three years' duration. At the beginning, the vermilion border of the upper lip became red and was covered with many very fine scales. At this presentation a sharply defined patch about the size of a quarter was present on the upper lip near the right nostril. There was no atrophy as yet. The follicular openings were unusually prominent. The scaling on the upper lip was marked, and there was some semblance of atrophy. There were a few pinpoint, scaly, bright red spots on the soft palate. The patient was otherwise in excellent health.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Abramowitz: The eruption was in a rather atypical location. The lesion on the hairy portion of the upper lip, on

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