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May 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(5):947-952. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490110133020

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A Case for Diagnosis (Lupus Erythematosus?). Presented by Dr. Abraham Fisher, McKeesport.  M. M., a housewife aged 31, presents a bilateral eruption which affects chiefly the lower eyelids. The condition is plaquelike, erythematous and covered by adherent scales. There are associated slight atrophy and loss of cilia. There is slight edema of the skin. Associated with this is a psoriasis-like involvement of the scalp. In the axillas there is an erythematous eruption which is scale covered. The eruption on the scalp and in the axillas may be considered to be on a seborrheic basis. The patient is improving with gold sodium thiosulfate therapy.

DISCUSSION  Dr. L. G. Beinhauer: Dr. Fisher has described three types of lesions all of which might be classified as seborrheic eczema.Dr. Frederick Amshel: I first saw this patient three months ago. At that time she had a thickened scaly eruption on her scalp and in

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