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November 1952


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President; Secretary Jan. 22, 1952

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;66(5):649-660. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530300105019

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Case for Therapeutic Suggestions: Chronic Lupus Erythematosus; Impending Dissemination? Presented by Dr. Frank E. Cormia.

E. S., a woman aged 36, has always enjoyed fairly good general health except for the present trouble. Her periods began at the age of 14 and were normal until 10 years ago, since which time they have lasted only one day. Seven years ago four abscessed teeth were found, and because of her skin eruption all the teeth were removed.

Lesions involving a small area on each cheek appeared at the age of 14 with the onset of her first menstrual period, and a few weeks after her father committed suicide. After therapy with some sort of lamp the eruption spread widely over the face. Lesions appeared on the fingers and hands four years ago. During the past few weeks ill-defined erythematous lesions have developed on the lower extremities. Sunlight has a variable

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