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October 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(4):717-722. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440160115015

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Recurrent Erythema Multiforme. Presented by Dr. George Andrews.  E. G., a Negro, aged 39, had had recurrent ulcerative lesions in the mouth accompanied by bullous lesions on the arms and ears for two winters previous to presentation. The attack at the time of presentation had begun three weeks previously after the extraction of a tooth. At the time of presentation there were ulcerated lesions in the mouth and on the lips, which were swollen. On the tongue, the bullae had broken, leaving areas denuded of epithelium, and there were also atrophic areas of the tongue, which were possibly the scars caused by previous attacks. There were broken bullae on both auricles, and circinate, papular lesions and bullae on the backs of the hands.


Dr. Benjamin Ochs:  I regard the case as one of syphilis simulating erythema multiforme.

Dr. Ludwig Oulmann:  I think that it is a case of erythema

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