ELEANOR M. HUMPHREYS
Acute disseminated lupus erythematosus is a disease of unknown etiology and of polyphasic symptomatology which quite frequently affects the heart. Views are conflicting as to its true nature, and as to the pathogenesis of its focal lesions. Despite the polymorphism of its lesions, it is possible to recognize certain common and even highly characteristic features, clinical and pathological. It may at first seem unreasonable to group for analysis cases with and cases without the typical cutaneous eruption of acute lupus erythematosus. Although we have long been used to thinking of rheumatic fever without rheumatic joints, we are only now learning
HUMPHREYS EM. THE CARDIAC LESIONS OF ACUTE DISSEMINATED LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:12–14. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-1-12
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(1):12-14.
Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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