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January 1962

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: A Type of Allergic Vasculitis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Minneapolis General Hospital, Carl W. Laymon, M.D., Director, and the Division of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Francis W. Lynch, M.D., Director.

Arch Dermatol. 1962;85(1):22-28. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590010028004

Erythema elevatum diutinum is one of the rarer cutaneous diseases. It is characterized by erythematous, raised, persistent plaques which sometimes simulate the lesions of granuloma annulare. Radcliffe-Crocker and Williams (1894)1 suggested the euphonious name and reported an example of the disorder in a girl, 6 years old, who had lesions on the knees, buttocks, elbows, and hands. Hutchinson, commenting on the case, suggested that it resembled one previously published by Bury (1889). Cases have been reported since by Smith (1894),2 Audry (1904),3 Dalla Favera (1910),4 Zweig (1911),5 Frühwald (1916),6 Trimble (1926),7 Templeton (1928),8 Weidman and Besancon (1929),9 Combes and Bluefarb (1940),10 Engman, Jr., Pfaff, and Cooper (1942),11 Ketron (1944),12 Schweig (1944),13 Weiss, Cooper, and Gottschalk (1948),14 Garnier (1952),15 Degos and co-workers (1952),16 Haber (1955),17 Steinke (1959),18 Duperrat and Rappaport (1959),19 Macaulay

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