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March 1963


Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(3):396-401. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590150112026

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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

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