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December 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(6):1095-1107. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440180141012

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Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Dr. H. T. Phillips.  A woman, aged 40, presented slightly raised, pinkish, dry, circumscribed, slightly scaly patches from 1 to 3.5 cm. in diameter on the malar areas and the right side of the upper lip. Areas of superficial erosion were present on the roof of the mouth and the mucous membranes of both cheeks.The eruption commenced in February, 1930, on the right cheek, and by March 24 had involved the present extensive area. Slight itching was the only subjective symptom.Two abscessed teeth were extracted on April 1, 1930. The patient had complained of swelling in the joints of the hands and the feet for three days before presentation. The Wassermann reaction was negative.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Fred Amshell: I agree with the diagnosis, but six weeks seems a short time for the development of such an extensive involvement.Dr. Stanley Crawford: This case is

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