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January 1952


Author Affiliations

President; Vice President; Secretary May 21, 1951

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;65(1):104-105. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530200108023

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Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, Treated with Cortisone Topically. Presented by Dr. Irving A. Lewe.

Chronic Lupus Erythematosus Treated with Cortisone Ointment. Presented by Dr. Rose B. Saperstein.


Dr. Ernest T. Fox: It is obvious that these patients have improved. It has been my experience with an ointment of 25 mg. of cortisone per gram of base that there is considerable variation in the way patients respond to the treatment.

Dr. Harold Price: The few patients that I have seen treated with cortisone topically have not impressed me greatly. I should like to ask Dr. Feldman what his experience with eventual reaction to this treatment is, and whether any of the patients he studied have been controlled by the use of the base alone.

Dr. Fred F. Feldman: Our period of investigation of the use of topical cortisone has now exceeded a period of nine months (Newman, B.

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