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July 1931

PITTSBURGH DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Author Affiliations

Secretary Meeting of Jan. 15, 1931; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(1):151-159. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010156017

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Abstract

Lupus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. Louis Willard.

A man, aged 22, presented an eruption of closely set, yellowish-red, semitranslucent papules, posterior to the right ear. The involved area was soft and irregularly covered with nonadherent scales. Posteriorly, the advancing border was sharply defined and formed part of a circle. This, the oldest lesion, had begun when the patient was 4 years of age. The largest area was on the left arm; it was 10 cm. in diameter and in its center was a vaccination scar. The lesion had appeared following an immunizing injection of diphtheria antitoxin in this area, when the patient was 6 years of age. Many smaller areas were scattered over the face, the trunk and the arms.

DISCUSSION

Dr. Stanley Crawford: This was a typical case of an acute, inflammatory lupus vulgaris. All of the areas were studded with yellowish nodules that were soft and superficial,

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