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June 1932


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Secretary Regular Quarterly Meeting, Dec. 9, 1931; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(6):1141-1148. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450021177020

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LupusErythematosus. Presented by Dr. W. P. Boardman.

J. S., an American housewife, was admitted to the skin department of the Boston City Hospital for an eruption on the face and scalp of nine years duration. It started on the left nasal fold and spread gradually until the whole left cheek was involved, and later the right cheek and the scalp. The lesions were sharply circumscribed, scaling and ulcerated, and there were eroded areas with patches of scarring. The follicles were enlarged.

Five weekly doses of gold and sodium thiosulphate, 0.005 Gm. each, were given with considerable improvement.


Dr. H. P. Towle : I should like to ask if you think all the lesions are lupus erythematosus? They are rather acute and extensive. It seemed to me that there was a tuberculous element to be considered.

Dr. C. G. Lane : The thing that struck me in this case was

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