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Lupus Erythematosus

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.49
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card depicts a man with Lupus Erythematosus of the face. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. Lupus erythematosus begins as a slightly elevated, broad, moderately inflamed papule, slowly spreading peripherally to form a patch which is covered irregularly by grayish or yellowish firmly adherent scales. Its favorite localities are the nose, cheeks, ears and scalp. Not infrequently a lesion begins on the nose and spreads over the cheeks in a butterfly shaped pattern. This disease was thought to cause scalp alopecia and it was twice as common among women as among men. Treatments included 5 grain doses of Quinine three times a day internally, along with the external application of iodine. Collodium salicylatum compositum was applied daily. Finsen light, X-rays and solid carbon dioxide also ether moistened snow was applied to the lesion. Lupus Erythematosus may also be known as Lupus erythematodes, seu sebaccus, seu superficialis, Seborrhoea congestive, or Ulterythema. more...
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