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A Case for Diagnosis (Lupus Erythematosus?). Presented by Dr. Anker K. Jensen.
G. A., a 38 year old white woman, about seven months ago, after an attack of herpes zoster that was limited to the trunk, noticed a small lesion on the forehead. There has been no change in this lesion since it first appeared; it is on the upper central part of the forehead, a little smaller than a dime. It is erythematous, smooth, well marginated and with what appears to be a slight degree of atrophy in the center. The Wassermann reaction was negative. Slight improvement has followed four roentgen ray treatments of 75 r each.
Dr. Chris Halloran: There was considerable atrophy. The disease impressed me as being lupus erythematosus.Dr. Maximilian Obermayer: I agree with Dr. Halloran that the clinical impression is that of lupus erythematosus. This diagnosis, however, is not supported by histologic evidence.
Wilhelm LFX, Hall AF. LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(4):607–611. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500220145017
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