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July 1950


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President; Secretary Feb. 21, 1949

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(1):163-164. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530140167024

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Chronic Lupus Erythematosus Successfully Treated with Vitamin E. Presented by Dr. Seymour H. Silvers.

H. L., aged 31, when first seen by me four weeks ago showed an extensive eruption of lupus erythematosus of the face, nose and forehead. It had never before been treated. The lesions involved approximately one half of the skin of the face. The patient requested treatment because he had been refused employment because of his disfigurement. He received daily injections of 100 mg. of alpha tocopherol intramuscularly, with a total dose of twenty-seven injections, and 150 mg. of alpha tocopherol given daily by mouth.

Examination shows decided improvement.

Further Observation.—The lesions continued to improve under oral therapy with 300 mg. of alpha tocopherol given daily.


Dr. Seymour H. Silvers: This man was treated for only twenty-seven days. This is the twenty-seventh day, and he definitely shows improvement. I have 2 more patients

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