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March 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(3):579-585. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880210172014

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Lupus Erythematosus or Basal Cell Epithelioma (?). Presented by Dr. Max Scheer.  I. G., a woman, aged 25, a bookkeeper, from the Post-Graduate Skin Clinic, first noticed a small lesion on the left temple two years prior to presentation. Since that time the lesion had doubled in size. The patient stated that at times some pus and blood had exuded. She had been treated recently by a dermatologist who prescribed various salves and had used "violet ray."On the left temple there was a lesion 1.5 by 1 cm. in diameter. It was pale red and covered with a thin yellowish crust which on removal disclosed one or two bleeding points. The outer border of the lesion was slightly elevated very thin and pearly white, suggestive of that seen in a superficial basal cell epithelioma.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Louis B. Mount: Of the two diagnoses, lupus erythematosus can readily be excluded. The

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