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September 1944

NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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President; Secretary Nov. 23, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(3):227-230. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510150079021

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Abstract

Subacute Lupus Erythematosus Disseminatus. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.

M. A. Y., aged 18, a school girl, has suffered from a sinusitis for the past five years, which has been severe in the past eight months. She first noticed an eruption in January 1943 of "red spots" on the nose, and on adjoining parts of the cheeks and slightly in the region of the eyebrows. Three months later there was a diffuse eruption of the entire face following one roentgen ray treatment by a physician who considered the disease to be eczema. The eruption gradually decreased in extent and by June was confined to the nose and neighboring parts of the cheeks in a butterfly configuration. Since April she has had numerous febrile attacks, her temperature at times reaching 104 and 105 F. She was formerly interested in athletic sports but now feels apathetic and has no ambition. In

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