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March 1961

Lupus Vulgaris Cutis in Denmark

Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(3):539. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580090189035

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This study was carried out while the author was a research physician in the dermatological department of the Finsen Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lupus vulgaris is a unique form of tuberculosis, which occurs with great frequency in certain areas, but much less often in others, for example, the United States. The author was able to examine the records of 3,902 cases, which had been seen at the Finsen Institute from 1895 to 1954.

There have been many questions raised concerning lupus vulgaris, and in particular was the epidemiology, not well documented. Now, due to the remarkable industry of the author, those who are interested in tuberculosis and lupus vulgaris, in particular, have an excellent source of information. Incidence, prevalence, age of onset, duration, relationship to internal and other forms of tuberculosis, cause of death of patients who had lupus vulgaris, as well as other important topics, are covered adequately.

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