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Some of our best descriptions of the natural course of disease have come from persons who were themselves victims, and that's what makes this little book so interesting.
The disease is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which the author has had for some 20 years. Fever, dizziness, nausea, edema, and sun-induced rashes were her lot in the early 1950s, but physicians could not decide on a diagnosis until she developed a butterfly rash and classic LE cells.
Her case history is a kind of "pilgrim's progress" in SLE over the last two decades. She was told she had rheumatoid arthritis, told
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The Sun Is My Enemy. One Woman's Victory over a Mysterious and Dreaded Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:628. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-4-628_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(4):628.
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