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January 1945


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President; Secretary Jan. 25, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(1):63-69. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510190068013

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Subacute Disseminated Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Dr. Eugene F. Traub.

E. deP., a married woman aged 25, entered the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital on Jan. 3, 1944, with an eruption of five months' duration. The eruption was confined to the face, chest and flexor aspects of the digits. On consulting a dermatologist she was told to stay out of the sun and received two injections in her hip. With the development of swelling, stiffness and pains in the joints of the ankles, fingers and knees she was advised to enter the hospital. There has been intermittent diarrhea and constipation for the past year, the character of the stools not being noted. A spontaneous loss of 15 pounds (6.8 Kg.) in weight has also occurred. The only medication she has taken has been Alka-Seltzer twice a week. (The label for this preparation states that each dry

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