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Lupus Erythematosus Disseminatus. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.
B. H., an unmarried woman aged 27, a secretary, was first seen by me on May 7, 1936. As she had suffered from pain in various joints, especially in the fingers, for four months, a tonsillectomy was performed on April 8. On April 18 the patient acquired a severe sunburn of the entire face. A week later the redness disappeared from the forehead and chin. The patient then presented a fairly symmetrical eruption, involving the nose, cheeks and eyelids and to a smaller extent the neck and chest. On the face the lesions were bright red, fairly well demarcated and covered with fine branny scales. There was moderate edema about the eyes. On the chest and neck there were diffuse small areas of redness, surrounded by numerous punctate red spots. The entire eruption caused a burning sensation. The patient's general
Bechet PE, Traub EF. NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(2):378–397. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480020134024
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