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June 1932


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Dec. 2, 1931; President, Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(6):1126-1136. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450021162018

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A Case for Diagnosis (LupusErythematosus). Presented by Dr. H. E. Michelson.

M. O'G., a white woman, aged 67, had carcinoma of the breast which had been untreated until after the eruption developed, but which had since been treated with radium. Following exposure to the sun's rays in September, 1931, an eruption developed on the forehead, nose and nasolabial folds, circumoral region (with a sharply marginated area of pallor within), neck and exposed portion of the chest, and discrete lesions appeared on the dorsa of several fingers and of the thumbs. The eruption had changed somewhat from day to day, but there was no marked progress or regression. This condition was presented as erythema with some dilatation of follicular openings; on the neck there were pinhead-sized follicular papules. A roentgenogram of the chest showed minimal fibroid tuberculosis of the upper lobe of the right lung and probable pleural effusion in

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