Acute lupus erythematosus disseminatus is not a common disease in childhood, and there is little reference to it in American pediatric literature.1 Recent writers, dermatologists and internists, have approached the condition as a manifestation of systemic disease. Indeed, this particular cutaneous lesion seems now to be just emerging from the same sort of confusion that surrounded the erythema group of diseases when Osler described them. It is in relation to the concept of lupus erythematosus disseminatus as a manifestation of systemic disease that we record this case.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 7 year old Jewish girl was admitted to the pediatric service of the Mount Sinai Hospital on Aug. 20, 1935. The family history was of interest in that the mother, who was 40 years of age, had been treated seventeen years previously for a lesion on the nose, which had been diagnosed as lupus erythematosus of the
DENZER BS, BLUMENTHAL S. ACUTE LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS DISSEMINATUS. Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(2):525–540. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140090098009
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