Because of the hematologic and histologic evidence pointing to a diagnosis of leukemia, I am reporting a case of lupus erythematosus in which cure was obtained by intravenous injections of gold preparations.
L. D., a man, aged 30, consulted me on May 16, 1928, concerning an eruption on the face of five months' duration. One year previously, a mass of tissue, the size of a walnut, had been removed from the region just posterior and contiguous to the right parotid gland. Several pathologists reported this excised tissue to be a lipoma. One month previous to the appearance of the lesions on the face, the patient had received an infection while operating on a patient with a pus infection of the kidney. This condition necessitated wide excision of the infected area on the right arm. Hemolytic streptococci were cultivated from this material and from the blood. The patient was a
SCHMIDT FR. LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS WITH LEUKEMIC OBSERVATIONS: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(2):217–220. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440020069012
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