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September 1960

SAN FRANCISCO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(3):485-486. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580030179040
Abstract

Disseminated Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Complicated by a Possible Drug Eruption. Presented by Col. Raymond M. Williams, MC, USA.  A 42-year-old woman was found to have a subnormal basal metabolic rate in October, 1959, and was given thyroid by her internist. Five weeks later, she developed reddish patches of dermatitis on the bridge of the nose and left cheek. This spread to involve the face, neck, and extensor surfaces of the arms and forearms bilaterally.In 1941 she had a streptococcal sore throat complicated by pneumonia and was found to have a positive blood serology on routine examination. The diagnosis of congenital syphilis was made, and she was subsequently treated with arm and hip injections for six months. Again in 1946, at age 28, she was told she had syphilis and was hospitalized for a course of penicillin. In 1957 she was subjected to further tests, including a TPI which was

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