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June 1935


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450 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(6):873. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460240098015

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To the Editor:—  The coincidence of tuberculids and lupus erythematosus is interesting and important principally as tending to show that lupus erythematosus is also a tuberculid. In the case reported in my paper both lesions were present at the same time and in juxtaposition, and both lesions were typical.A considerable time has now elapsed since my article was submitted for publication, and the patient has greatly improved in general health with the administration of cod liver oil and iron and with attention to diet and to exercise. She could not tolerate gold preparations. Coincident with this constitutional improvement, the lesions of both types have improved, especially those of lichen scrofulosorum.The coincidence of the lesions, their juxtaposition and their simultaneous involution are all strong, though not absolutely conclusive, arguments that they arose from a common cause.Quite justly Dr. H. Keil requires that there should be no doubt regarding

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