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April 1929

LUPUS OF THE ESOPHAGUS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(4):441-442. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030463012
Abstract

My first thought in reporting this case was to add to those previously noted. However, I now find after a thorough search of the literature that this would seem to be an outstanding case and a rare condition.

In a woman, aged 32, referred to me by Dr. T. J. Harris, the chief symptom was dysphagia. Fluids passed fairly freely, but solid food seemed to "stick" in swallowing. The general condition, which was below normal, was attributed by the patient to a steady diet of soft foods. Lupus lesions were seen on the nose externally and on the septum. A healed lesion was seen on the soft palate. The patient had received previous treatment for these lesions at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital. At this time, she did not show any evidence of pulmonary lesions: there were no cough, no night sweats and no sputum. The Wassermann reaction

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