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August 1954


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;70(2):259-260. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540200119016

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Acute Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Milwaukee County General Hospital.

White girl, aged 16, since 1951 has had mitral stenosis, splenomegaly, generalized lymphadenopathy, hemolytic anemia, lupus erythematosus cells in the bone marrow. Good response to cortisone, but, after discontinuance, recurrence of all symptoms. Responds again and is currently kept on 125 mg. Reversal of albumin-globulin ratio. Cortisone has, apparently, no influence on cells.

Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Milwaukee County General Hospital.

Tuberculous girl. Good response to quinacrine (Atabrine). Demonstration of fluorescence of nails in Wood's light.

Psoriasis, Arsenical Keratosis, and Malignant Tumors. Presented by Veterans Administration, Wood, Wis.

White man, psoriasis for at least 30 years. Twenty years ago, took potassium arsenate (Fowler's) solution. One and a half years ago, basal cell carcinoma of left nipple treated by mastectomy. At present, extensive psoriasis, many keratoses of palms and soles. At right thumb, necrotic squamous cell carcinoma.


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