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June 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(6):1050-1059. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440120152012

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Lupus Erythematosus? Presented by Dr. Louis Chargin.  G. E., aged 25, was previously presented before the society in April, 1929, the diagnosis at that time being lupus erythematosus. The patient received twelve injections of gold and sodium thiosulphate, the last one in July. The lesions practically disappeared, but there had recently been a recurrence of one of them.


Dr. E. W. Abramowitz:  I remember that I was strongly influenced in favoring a diagnosis of lupus erythematosus because I thought there was too much telangiectasia for any other type of lesion. I am glad that the patient responded to gold therapy.

Dr. Abraham Walzer:  I still insist it is not lupus erythematosus. The fact that the lesions disappeared under treatment does not prove that it is lupus erythematosus. There is no atrophy.

Dr. B. B. Berkowitz:  Regarding the question of atrophy raised by Dr. Walzer, I would say that the

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