EDWARD ROSE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DONALD M. PILLSBURY, M.D.
The cutaneous lesions included in the term lupus erythematosus fall into the so-called erythema group of skin disorders. Since they are entirely distinct from lupus vulgaris, and since a tuberculous etiology has not been proved for them, it is unfortunate that the term "lupus" is part of their nomenclature. Many elaborate classifications have been proposed for this group of lesions, but most of them are needlessly complex, and are based upon more or less artificial morphologic variations. For our purposes it will be sufficient to divide them roughly into two large groups: (1) the chronic fixed or discoid type, and
ROSE E, PILLSBURY DM. ACUTE DISSEMINATED LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS—A SYSTEMIC DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:951–963. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-7-951
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(7):951-963.
Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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