HARLEY E. CLUXTON JR., M.D.; LOUIS A. M. KRAUSE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In comparatively recent years much attention has been given to the symptom-complex called acute lupus erythematosus disseminatus. The purpose of this paper is to present a concise review of the literature on this subject with emphasis on its clinical aspects.
Synonyms: Visceral erythema group (Osler1), disseminated lupus erythematosus, atypical verrucous endocarditis (Libman-Sacks2), fever of unknown origin (Christian3), and diffuse peripheral vascular disease (Baehr and others4).
Definition: Lupus erythematosus disseminatus acutus is a clinical entity even though the name emphasizes only one of several characteristic symptoms of the syndrome. It is a disease of unknown etiology associated with widespread visceral lesions
CLUXTON HE, KRAUSE LAM. ACUTE LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS DISSEMINATUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:843–872. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-6-843
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(6):843-872.
Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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