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December 1950


Author Affiliations

(MC) USN, Chairman; Secretary; Nov. 18, 1949

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(6):938-943. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530190172020

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A Case for Diagnosis: Lupus Erythematosus? Dermatomyositis? Parapsoriasis en Plaque (Pathologic Diagnosis of the Thigh Lesion). Presented by Dr. M. H. Samitz and (by invitation) Dr. J. Albom.

H. C., a white man aged 48 years, well developed but showing obvious loss of weight, presents a dusky erythematous and edematous plaquelike appearance of the face. The skin of the back and the sides of the neck above the collar bone exhibit a reticulated erythema. The skin of the external ears is red and scaly. The plaques present minimal telangiectasia, no scaling and no atrophy. There is an erythematous scaly eruption of the elbows in the olecranon region. There are erythema and edema of the fingers. The patient was well until nine months ago, when he acquired (1) a "pins and needles" type of sensation involving the fourth and fifth fingers of both hands, shooting down from both elbows and

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