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February 1945

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Author Affiliations

Chairman; Secretary Feb. 1, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(2):159-161. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510200083014

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Abstract

A Case for Diagnosis (Psoriasis?). Presented by Dr. E. W. Abramowitz.

C. S., a woman aged 62, was previously presented at the New York Academy of Medicine, Section of Dermatology and Syphilis, on Jan. 4, 1944.

Biopsy of a lesion on the left elbow was reported as indicative of psoriasis, while biopsy of a lesion on the face was reported as indicating lupus erythematosus. The results of a urinalysis were normal, and the Wassermann reaction of the blood was negative.

The patient has received numerous injections of liver extract and injections of bismuth subsalicylate without benefit. Since the application of ammoniated mercury and salicylic acid ointment to the eruption on the face, the eruption has improved considerably.

DISCUSSION

Dr. E. W. Abramowitz: This patient was presented in January 1944 on account of the eruption on the face which closely resembled lupus erythematosus. However, she had some lesions on

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