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October 1964


Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(4):443-445. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600040071017

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Lupus Erythematosus of the Scalp. Presented by Orlando Canizares, MD.  The patient is a male, 65 years old.

Previous History.—  Essentially negative. There is no history of trauma, infections, or excessive exposure to sunlight.

Present Illness.—  The present condition began approximately in October, 1963. The patient states that the first symptom noticed was pruritus of the scalp. He noticed some loss of hair, coming off sometimes in groups of two or three hairs. This occurred on different areas of the scalp.

Clinical Description.—  The present condition is localized to the scalp. There are some small atrophic areas of about 1 cm in diameter, some of them presenting a few hairs. There is some hyperkeratosis about the follicular opening of some hairs. There are no areas of infiltration. A faint redness can be seen between the atrophic spots, but this is not palpable and disappears under pressure. There is no involvement

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