Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Presented by Dr. Theodore A. Tromovitch, The Department of Dermatology of New York University Post Graduate Medical School and the Skin and Cancer Unit of University Hospital.
This case was presented because it demonstrates (1) a new diagnostic skin test in L.E., (2) L.E. limited to sun-exposed areas, and (3) effect of controlled ultraviolet radiation.
This 28-year-old white single female clerical worker was admitted to University Hospital for the first time in August, 1960, with a chief complaint of a "red, patchy rash" involving the face, neck, arms and hands.She had been in excellent health until 5 months prior to admission when after a week end "in the outdoors" she developed an erythematous eruption confined to the light-exposed areas followed by an upper respiratory infection associated with a mild fever. The patient was treated with a sulfonamide and cough medicine, and slow but definite improvement