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A Case for Diagnosis (ErythemaMultiforme?). Presented by Dr.HermanGoodman.
A woman visited the clinic of the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital on March 7, 1931, complaining of an eruption, reddish, rather symmetrical in its distribution and having a tendency to assume ring shape. The eruption was confined to the arms, neck and face. On the lower left eyelid was a rather flattened, yellowish-brown plaque, which had been previously treated. On the conjunctiva of the left eye, beneath the lower eyelid, the patient presented a small tumor.
The trouble had started two and a half years prior to presentation, with a swelling in the right leg, diagnosed as phlebitis, for which the patient had remained in bed for seven weeks. About two months later, she noticed a purplish flush of the neck and face, which shifted from place to place (not nodular at that time). There was no
Cannon AB, Eller JJ. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(5):889–900. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010901017
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