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January 1955


AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(1):139-141. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540250141030

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Chronic Lupus Erythematosus? Light Sensitivity? Presented by Dr. Herbert A. Luscombe.

A. D., a white boy aged 3 years, small and frail, in no acute distress, presented on the cheeks several small, irregular, but well marginated erythematous patches with adherent scaling on the surface. The eruption appeared on the face when the child was 10 months old, and quickly spread to involve the nose and adjacent cheeks with edema, and to cause peeling and cracking of the lips. It cleared by October, 1952, but has recurred several times in the past 18 months.

A roentgenogram of the chest on July 11, 1952, was negative. The urinalysis was within normal limits. A complete blood count on July 11, 1952, revealed 9 gm. hemoglobin per 100 cc.; 3,200,000 erythrocytes, 5,000 leucocytes; 41% polymorphonuclear leucocytes, 51% lymphocytes. On Oct. 2, 1953, the blood count showed 10 gm. hemoglobin per 100 cc.; 4,000,000 erythro

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