EDWARD ROSE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DONALD M. PILLSBURY, Colonel, M.C., A.U.S.
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The syndrome which is unfortunately known as lupus erythematosus has been the subject of an enormous literature since Hebra's clinical description, under the name of seborrhea conjestiva, in 1845. The primary etiology and pathogenesis of the disease still remain elusive despite the development of several theories.1 The use of the term "lupus" was introduced in the latter part of the nineteenth century when the disease was generally considered to be tuberculous. Although opinion is still somewhat divided, a tuberculous etiology has not been established. The term "lupus," therefore, must be regarded as a misnomer, although its use has by this
ROSE E, PILLSBURY DM. LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (ERYTHEMATODES) AND OVARIAN FUNCTION: OBSERVATIONS ON A POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP, WITH REPORT OF SIX CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:1022–1034. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-6-1022
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(6):1022-1034.
Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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