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January 1942


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(1):33-39. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500070037003

The object of this paper is to discuss a variant of lupus erythematosus that has not been described. In fact, it is apparently so rare that no reference to it occurs in either the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology from 1911 to date or the Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology from 1916 to date. It is not mentioned in the latest editions of American textbooks on dermatology. However, I did find a definite reference to it in the book on dermatotherapy by Sulzberger and Wolf.1

Until a better designation is found, I believe that the name already given it is fairly descriptive, namely, lupus erythematosus hypertrophicus. As, besides the characteristic hypertrophy, there is also a deep infiltration, "et profundus" should be added to the name. Despite the almost complete absence of reports of it in the literature, this variant of lupus erythematosus is known to many dermatologists, and

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