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September 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(3):377-380. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560210119027

Recurrent Herpes Simplex with Erythema Multiforme and Stomatitis. Presented by Dr. Eugene F. Traub.

A man, aged 27 years, has had a recurrent eruption since the age of 8 years. His first attack occurred in July, 1939, after he had been out in the sun, and they have recurred ever since, although not every year. He has been free for as long as two years but had two attacks this summer. As a schoolboy, before he learned that the sun could cause the outbreaks, his lower lip would be involved almost from one corner to the other. He has had only a single blister on the upper lip. He has seldom been without at least one lesion in summer, he has an occasional one in the fall but few, if any, in the winter.

The attacks always develop in the same way. The lower lip feels hot

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