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Chronic Lupus Erythematosus of the Face and the Tongue. Presented by Dr. S. E. Sweitzer, Minneapolis.
E. R., a white woman aged 52, first began to have a cutaneous disease in the summer of 1943. The first attack affected both elbows and then the arms and the legs. The entire face and the ears were involved with a red, swollen eruption which included blisters. In the fall of 1943 the eruption subsided, only to recur in the summer of 1944. This second attack involved the same areas as the first, but in the fall it persisted in patches over the nose, the malar region and the lips, behind the ears and on the forearms and the lower portions of the legs. Her health was good until 1933, at which time she contracted amebic dysentery in Chicago. A hysterectomy for fibroids was done that year.
The leukocyte count was 6,600; the
Sweitzer SE, Cumming HA. MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(5):576–588. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510400082015
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