Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Dr. Grindon.
A white man, aged 22, a theological student, had always been highly sensitive to the sun's rays, burning and peeling if exposed for a few hours, although he never tanned. A brother and sister were similarly sensitive, the sister being also subject to eczema. Two brothers and one sister were without especial susceptibility. One maternal aunt had much skin trouble, including primula dermatitis. In the summer of 1924, the redness of the nose and ears grew more marked, continuing uninterruptedly from June to October. In May, 1927, the condition grew worse, the face, neck and ears being red, swollen and pruritic. In July, a bright erythema spread over the whole body, followed after about ten days by scaling, although a faint redness of the skin persisted until the following April, with a deep red, slightly scaly patch on the end of the nose 15