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November 1968

Surgical Treatment of Familial Chronic Pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey Disease)Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC

From the divisions of plastic surgery and dermatology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(5):522-524. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610170082017

A brief description of the entity familial chronic pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey disease) has been presented. A severe localized case of this disease that had proven refractory to conservative management was effectively treated by wide excision of the involved areas and split thickness skin grafting. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of surgical management for this disease.