Erythema Induratum. Presented by Dr. Jesse A. Tolmach.
A. C., a woman aged 21, born in the United States, a housewife, was first seen at the Stuyvesant Square Hospital on Jan. 22, 1932, complaining of an eruption on the legs. There were many small and large violaceous indurated lesions, some with central necrosis and others definitely ulcerated. There were many scarred areas on the legs and thighs. The condition had been present without remissions for three years. The patient was given an ointment containing sulphonated bitumen 3 per cent, but owing to her work she could not attend the clinic. The status of the lesions remained more or less stationary until September, 1932, when she became pregnant, whereupon all the lesions healed. They remained healed until the birth of her child in June, 1933. The indurated necrotic and ulcerated lesions then reappeared, and this time some of the lesions were