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June 1930

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(6):1065-1071. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440120167014

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Abstract

Lupus Erythematosus (Avian?). Presented by Dr. R. H. Rulison.  F. T., a woman, aged 26, single, born in the United States, had had the condition for five years. The family history was irrelevant. At the age of 16 she had had tuberculous adenitis.Five years before presentation the patient first noticed scaly and crusted lesions on the scalp and right cheek which soon spread to other areas of the face. The lesions were slowly progressive. Alopecia developed in the lesion on the scalp. Scarring and atrophy were present on the malar eminence. Erythema and scaling were present in the ears. There was marked crusting in the nose. The lips showed areas of scaling and atrophy and there was an ulcerated area on the hard palate.One diseased tooth had been removed and a tonsillectomy had been performed. The patient had received eighty doses of gold and sodium thiosulphate without improvement.

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