Lupus erythematosus in its usual discoid form seldom affects general health and is of interest chiefly to dermatologists. However, the acute disseminated form, first described in 1872 by Kaposi,1 presents outstanding systemic symptoms, and therefore deserves the consideration of internists and pediatricians. For the purpose of calling attention to the possibility of the occurrence of this type in childhood, we are presenting a single case.
REPORT OF A CASE
A girl, aged 14, was brought to the Mayo Clinic because of generalized eruption. She had had typhoid fever and pneumonia at the age of 5 years; the tonsils and adenoids had been removed three years later. There was no history of exposure to tuberculosis. Lupus erythematosus had appeared on the face at the age of 5 years and had gradually extended. Five months before admission, an enlarged right cervical lymph node was removed. Two months later, the lesions of