HARRY KEIL, M.D.
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In several recent publications1, 2, 3 preliminary data have been incorporated, indicating that there is need to reclassify "the erythema group of skin diseases." In the past there have been included under one broad category, usually termed "rheumatic," a variety of conditions having in common the following features: fever, joint pains, various types of cutaneous lesions, cardiac murmurs of functional or of organic origin, and even prodromal sore throat. Clinico-pathological studies appear to show that this vast caput mortum comprises at least six well-circumscribed entities: (1) the rheumatic erythemas; (2) erythema multiforme exsudativum (Hebra); (3) Osler's erythema group (capillary toxicosis
KEIL H. THE RHEUMATIC ERYTHEMAS; A CRITICAL SURVEY1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:2223–2272. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-12-2223
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(12):2223-2272.
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