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April 1947


Author Affiliations

Extramural Teacher, Faculty of Medicine, University of Minas Geraes; Clinical Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, University of Minas Geraes BELLO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(4):474-477. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520040043004

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WE THOUGHT this case worthy of being reported because of the resemblance of the lesions to lupus tumidus nonexedens and lupus tumidus exedens psoriasiformis. The clinical likeness was almost exact except that the lesions of true tuberculous lupus are easily perforated with a probe. It is also noteworthy that the evolution of the disease was of long duration but that there was never any phase of reaction.

REPORT OF A CASE  E. M., aged 22, a single Brazilian woman, not of the white race, a domestic servant, was living at Curvelo in the state of Minas Geraes.There was no history of the patient having lived among lepers.The patient stated that six years previously a lesion appeared on the middle of the upper third of the outer surface of the right forearm; this lesion increased in size until it attained its present dimensions. At the same time other lesions

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