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March 1938

LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS OF THE CONJUNCTIVA

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SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(3):417-419. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480090046003
Abstract

Lupus erythematosus of the conjunctiva is rare, much less frequently encountered than lupus erythematosus of the mucosa of the lips or mouth.1 However, when the disease occurs it is important because of its irritability and its obstinacy to treatment, and it may, through atrophy and scarring, cause blindness.2

REPORT OF A CASE  A frail woman aged 33 was referred to me by an oculist. She had small erythematous patches scattered over the forehead, nose and cutaneous surface of the upper lip and an unusually irritable refractory conjunctivitis. The condition had been present for more than six months. Two of the lesions on the nose were circular, and each of them had a minute scale on its center. The two lesions on the upper lip were interesting because of their position. They were two faint red spots, one on the lower end of each of the rolls that bound

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