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June 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(6):870-878. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380120105016

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Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Dr. Greenwood.  T. H., a man, aged 35, unmarried, American born, an attendant, had an extensive discoid type of lupus erythematosus of both sides of the face of four and one-half years' duration. When first seen, Aug. 27, 1927, the lesions were active, raised, red, scaling and had serpiginous borders evidently advancing and leaving behind atrophy. Treatment had consisted of tonsillectomy one and one-half years before presentation, and roentgen-ray treatment six months previously. Injections of gold sodium sulphate in dosages of 25 mg. were begun on Sept. 10, 1927, and have been increased to 100 mg. twice a week for the past two weeks. Fourteen injections in all were given. Early in the course of the injections there were flare-ups in the lesions following treatment. Recently the lesions have not changed, but the patient has had headaches, dizziness, lumbar pain and stiffness. The laboratory examinations showed

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