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April 1944

MEETING OF CIVILIAN AND MILITARY DERMATOLOGISTS PRACTICING OR SERVING IN HAWAII

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(4):297-302. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510100073021

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Abstract

A Case for Diagnosis (Atypical Lupus Erythematosus? Senear-Usher Syndrome?). Presented by Dr. Harry L. Arnold Jr.

Mrs. J. K., a 33 year old Japanese housewife, was first seen on Oct. 1, 1943, because of an eruption of half a dozen erythematous lesions on the left side of her face. Three of these lesions appeared about five months ago and consisted of flat-topped oval plaques about 1 cm. in diameter, with a tightly adherent thin scale, the removal of which produced no bleeding and showed no follicular plugs; the remainder had appeared more recently and were merely ill defined rounded papules 1 to 4 mm. in diameter. There was moderate itching; the mucous membranes were spared. She said lesions "like blisters" had appeared on her lips about a year ago and lasted for three or four months. Histologic examination of sections from one of the plaques showed

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