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July 1964


Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(1):111-113. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600010117031

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Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome With Associated Features of Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus and Sarcoidosis. Presented by the staff of Detroit Receiving Hospital.  A Negro woman, age 69, had experienced three attacks of left seventh cranial nerve palsy since 25 years of age. Each episode was apparently associated with moderate recovery. The last attack of palsy occurred five years prior to this presentation. The patient was first seen in the dermatology outpatient clinic of the Detroit Receiving Hospital in 1959 because of a six-month history of an eruption over the left side of her face. Thereafter, she disappeared until August, 1963, when she returned with the complaint of a recent flare of the facial lesions.Examination of the skin showed the following: A 3 × 5 cm hyperpigmented, scaly, and atrophic plaque with associated alopecia and follicular plugging over the vertex of the scalp. Discrete fleshcolored papules were present in the nasolabial folds

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