Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (Three Cases). Presented by Dr. Mauray J. Tye, Haverhill, Mass.
A 41-year-old white woman had had lesions for three and one-half years on the nose and on the right ear. There was 90% healing of the lesions after 20 weeks of decreasing dosage of chloroquine.
A 70-year-old retired white man had had lesions on the cheeks for about six months. The lesions disappeared almost completely after two weeks of chloroquine therapy.
A 39-year-old white fireman had had lesions on the lips and on the left side of the neck for eight years. There had been little change in the lips after 23 weeks of chloroquine therapy, but the lesion on the neck became an inactive atrophic scar.
Dr. John L. Fromer, Boston: These are three patients with discoid lupus erythematosus of variable extent and variable duration in whom chloroquine has been used with dramatic success.