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March 1953


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(3):336-344. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540030099017

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A Case for Diagnosis: Seborrheic Dermatitis? Presented by Dr. Eugene F. Traub.

E. G. S., a woman aged 59, stated that in November, 1949, a brown spot appeared on her face. She consulted Dr. Parounagian, who treated her in 1932 for syphilis, discovered by a routine blood examination at Woman's Hospital when a fibroid tumor had been removed. Despite local therapy the spot grew larger and at times became red. In August, 1950, she was seen by Dr. Paul Gross, who prescribed iodochlorhydroxyquin (vioform®) ointment. The eruption cleared temporarily but recurred promptly, and Dr. Gross and Dr. Ellen Reiner diagnosed it as herpes simplex. Aureomycin ointment was given, as the iodochlorhydroxyquin had begun to cause irritation. The patient was then seen by Dr. James W. Anderson, of West Virginia, who diagnosed the eruption as lupus erythematosus and prescribed bismuth sodium triglycollamate ("bistrimate").

The patient was first seen by me,

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