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November 1937


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(5):1107-1113. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480050173031

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Lupus Erythematosus Disseminatus. Presented by Dr. George C. Andrews.  J. H., a woman aged 48, suffered from characteristic lesions of lupus erythematosus on the cheeks after excessive exposure to the sun in 1934. These disappeared after injections of a gold preparation, but last year another attack occurred, and the lesions on the face and the neck did not respond to injections of sodium gold thiosulfate. The patient was operated on in 1930 for appendicitis, tuberculosis of the mesenteric glands and cystic ovary. She recently went to Florida, where, although she was exposed as little as possible to the sun, her condition has grown much worse and has spread to the dorsa of the hands, the forearms, the neck and the cheeks. She is being treated by injections of a bismuth preparation and extract of liver.

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