It is not our purpose in this communication to revamp the history of erythema elevatum diutinum, brief though it is, for Trimble1 dealt with it in the Archives barely three years ago. His report stimulated a recrudescence of case reports2 before various regional dermatologic societies, but nothing essentially new was added. There has not been a sufficient accumulation of cases as yet to yield data for establishing a well rounded, representative symptom complex and for analyzing the significance of the Bury and Hutchinson forms. From the original description of the condition by Crocker and Williams3 in 1894, it appears that the English are best acquainted with the disease, and that except for Trimble's formal report just mentioned, none has been made elsewhere, either in American or in Continental literature, although Trimble, in his discussion, expressed the belief that two other cases had been reported in the United
WEIDMAN FD, BESANCON JH. ERYTHEMA ELEVATUM DIUTINUM: ROLE OF STREPTOCOCCI, AND RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER RHEUMATIC DERMATOSES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(5):593–620. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440050003001
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