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August 1961


Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(2):335-342. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580140159027

Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Drs. Samuel M. Bluefarb, Dr. Silas Wallk, and (by invitation) Dr. Richard Bernstein.  A 32-year-old Negro woman was presented to the Chicago Dermatological Society in September, 1959, with the diagnosis of lupus erythematosus. At that time she had diffuse patchy loss of hair, arthralgia, fever, a white blood count of 3,000, and a positive serology (4 Kahn units). She had 1+ albuminuria and normal blood urea nitrogen. There was a generalized erythematous eruption which was scaly, and the biopsy specimen (shown today) was compatible with lupus erythematosus. There was a hypergammaglobulinemia and reversal of the A/G ratio on her last admission in September, 1959.Since she has been seen in our department, she has had 4 L.E. preparations, all of which have been negative.She has been treated with chloroquine, 250 mg. twice a day. Almost all her symptoms have been reversed. However, her serology is

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