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January 1945


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President; Secretary Dec. 15, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(1):69-77. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510190074014

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Lupus Erythematosus Disseminatus Subacutus. Presented by Dr. M. H. Ebert and (by invitation) Dr. M. Otsuka.

M. C., a white woman aged 35, presents an eruption on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. The first lesions appeared on the V of chest and the radial portion of each forearm in May 1943 after a sunburn. The lesions were itchy; they soon spread to the face. She has felt fairly well otherwise. Her appetite is good; she has lost no weight. Her fingers feel stiff when she awakens in the morning.

She is married and has two children, aged 14 and 16 respectively. There have been no miscarriages. There is no history of tuberculosis in her family.

She has been under observation for four weeks. When first seen there was an almond-sized tender lymph node palpable at the exterior margin of the right pectoralis muscle. The axillary and

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