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Nov. 16, 1961
Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus with Blue Pigmentation. Presented by Dr. Joseph K. Corson.
This 55-year-old white male, a painter for the past 41 years, developed lead poisoning 25 years ago and was hospitalized for treatment. Later, he developed the present eruption which was treated in various ways: gold injections, x-ray, and bismuth. A stomatitis also developed from the gold injections.The patient was first seen in March, 1959. At this time, he was given amodiaquine for his eruption. Examination shows a large, sharply marginated patch on the right cheek, presenting scarring and telangiectasia with some peripheral pigment. A similar but smaller lesion of the right upper lip is present, and there is involvement of most of the left ear. A prominent blue-gray pigmentation of the nose, palate, and nails is present.Treatment consisted of amodiaquine and chloroquine. The medication has improved the burning sensation associated with the
Niedelman ML, Nicholas L, Wilson JF. PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(3):396–401. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590150112026
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