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April 1948

BULLOUS ERUPTION RESEMBLING DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS, ASSOCIATED WITH FOCAL INFECTION

Author Affiliations

MARSHFIELD, WIS.

From St. Joseph's Hospital and the Marshfield Clinic.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(4):736-741. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520170134015
Abstract

In a previous communication,1 one of us (S. E.) reported 2 cases of localized bullous eruption associated with focal infection, which cleared up promptly after the removal of abscessed teeth. The following case apparently belongs to the same group; yet it differs in that the patient suffered from a generalized eruption which clinically and histologically was indistinguishable from dermatitis herpetiformis.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.—  Mrs. F. T., 69 years of age, was first seen at the clinic on Aug. 19, 1946, with an eruption of red scaly lesions which covered the hands, arms, legs and other parts of the body. The dermatosis had originated about three to four weeks previously on the lateral aspect of the left leg and soon involved the other areas. The eruption itched and burned at times, mostly during the day.About a year prior to this the patient had suffered from dermatitis, allegedly

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