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Lupus Erythematosus Disseminatus Subacutus. Presented by Dr. E. William Abramowitz.
V. Z., a woman aged 28, is presented from the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, with an eruption on the face, back, chest and arms. The patient states that in September 1941 she had a rough scaly spot on the bridge of the nose which got worse when she was exposed to the sun. Four months ago, following exposure to the sun, the eruption appeared on the face, chest, back and arms. She had never experienced this reaction previously.The patient presents an erythematous, slightly scaly, diffuse eruption which is associated with occasional itching.The Wassermann and Kahn reactions of the blood were negative. The urine was normal. A blood count revealed 3,910,000 erythrocytes and 5,650 leukocytes, with a differential count of 50 per cent neutrophils, 34 per cent lymphocytes, 11 per
Combes FC, Gross P. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(4):601–607. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500220139016