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October 1977

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(10):1450-1451. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640100128029


Nov 20, 1975 

Wilfred Minkin, MD, Recorder 

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum. Presented by Irving Abrahams, MD.  A 53-year-old woman has had cutaneous lesions recurrently for four years over the finger joints and elbows, and recently a few have developed on the right ear. They generally evolve from papulopustules into crusted verrucous papules.The patient suffered subglottal stenosis and trachéal occlusion ten years ago and as crusted verrucous papules. crusted verrucous papules. The patient suffered subglottal stenosis The patient suffered subglottal stenosis a result now has stridor. She also has a congenital "saddle nose" deformity. The family history is negative for both of these conditions and the patient's dermatosis.A biopsy specimen from a typical lesion on the hand was read by Dr Lewis Shapiro as showing dense collections of intact and degenerating leukocytes in the dermis with areas of epidermal necrosis. The findings were considered suggestive of erythema elevatum diutinum.

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