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May 1963

Facts About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(5):672. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590170130026

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Primer for Patients With Lupus Erythematosus. By John R. Haserick, MD, and Robert E. Kellum, MD, Department of Dermatology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1962, Pp 28 with 2 color plates. Price, no charge.

Lupus erythematosus, particularly the systemic form, is a dreaded disease. It is feared because it is not understood. Many physicians readily admit their lack of experience in dealing with the problem, and this uncertainty is quickly reflected in the anxieties of the patient and the family. When we consider that most of what we now know about the diagnosis, etiology, and management of systemic lupus erythematosus in a modern sense is hardly 15 years old, this attitude is not surprising.

The purpose of these booklets is to bring to patients with lupus erythematosus, in terms they can understand, information about the basic facts of the disease, to answer their questions and allay their fears, to

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