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February 1938

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(2):346-358. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480080179021

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Abstract

Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei. Presented by Dr. Abraham Walzer, Brooklyn.  A. B., a woman aged 52, is presented because of an eruption on the face of four years' duration. There is nothing in her past history of any importance and no history of tuberculosis in the family. The lesions involve practically the entire face and occur as discrete and grouped millet-sized soft elevated brownish red papules. Some of them show a slight central softness or flattening, and some present a faint surrounding erythema. On diascopic pressure they appear apple jelly colored. Intermingled with these papules are tiny brown depressed scars, the remains of former lesions. Some of them show a surrounding areola, and some do not. The lesions occur in crops and have no tendency to enlarge.Roentgenograms of the chest showed no evidence of tuberculosis. The histologic observations were those of tuberculosis of the skin, with tubercles limited

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