THE DIAGNOSIS and presentation of a case of erythema elevatum diutinum at any dermatologic meeting is usually a signal for prolonged discussion and dispute. The opposing factions are usually divided into those who believe the disease to be a form of granuloma annulare and those who consider it a distinct entity. The purpose of this article is to separate definitely the nebulous delineation of these two dermatoses.
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J. H., a white man aged 64, when first seen had an eruption of five months' duration. His past history was not significant. He stated that he had not had syphilis or gonorrhea. Furthermore, there was no history of ingestion of drugs which might have been responsible for the lesions.The eruption appeared on his neck in September 1937 and was not accompanied with subjective sensations. The rest of the lesions appeared within the following two months. They
COMBES FC, BEHRMAN HT, SAPERSTEIN R. STATUS OF ERYTHEMA ELEVATUM DIUTINUM. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(2):219–226. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520140081010
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