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September 1971


Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(3):327. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000210101021

To the Editor.—  The contributions of the Grand Academy of Lagado (Balnibarbi) are well known to the literate and scientific world. The astonishing ability of the sages of that august body to anticipate trends in scientific thought was recently brought to my attention during the perusal of a rather old issue of the Proceedings of the Balnibarbi Academy of Dermatology, by the following article. (I have taken the liberty of quoting it in its entirety, deleting only the bibliography, which refers to journals unobtainable elsewhere.)Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Phenlketonuria (PKU) in the same patient (PT) have been reported by several authors. Previous case reports (CR's) have not mentioned the skin diseases (SD). We would like to present the CR of a PT having a diagnosis (DX) of SLE, PKU, and Psoriasis (P) at the same time.

CR  The PT was first seen by one of us (ACG) at