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July 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(1):162-164. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460130170023

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Lupus Erythematosus? Presented by Dr. Andrew P. Biddle.  M. D., aged 69, a widow, a housewife, presents a group of circular yellowish macules the size of a coin on the forehead and a few bluish maculopapules on the fingers of the right hand. The lesions on the forehead show some atrophy. The lesions are of two years' duration and are resistant to treatment. There have been no subjective symptoms. There is an associated seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Chester A. Doty: The appearance and the chronicity of the condition suggest sarcoid or a chronic dermatitis which I have observed in cases of infection of the gallbladder. I favor a diagnosis of Boeck's sarcoid.Dr. Udo J. Wile: I feel that the condition is lupus erythematosus because of the appearance of the lesions on the hands and the atrophy in some of the lesions on the forehead.Dr. Harther

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