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January 1955


AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(1):128-131. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540250130028

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Case for Diagnosis (Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus?). Presented by Dr. Anthony C. Cipollaro.

M. F., a woman aged 22, has had an eruption for a little more than a year. A biopsy was performed by another physician, and the specimen was examined by Dr. Sachs, who reported chronic discoid lupus erythematosus. The patient was treated with injections of bismuth and liver. She has not received gold, corticotropin (ACTH), or other remedies. When I first saw her there was an irregular patch of alopecia involving the frontal areas of the scalp. There was no inflammation, scaliness, or enlarged pores. There was no telangiectasia, but there was atrophy and alopecia. During the past year I have seen her three times, and the condition has remained more or less static. She is presented for diagnosis and for further suggestions as to therapy.


Dr. Maurice J. Costello: From the clinical point of view,

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