Total excision and grafting of the affected axillae of a patient with familial benign chronic pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey) was followed by complete local freedom from the disease in the axillae for over four years. The groin serving as a control area continued to be a site of active pemphigus lesions throughout this entire period.
Shelley WB, Randall P. Surgical Eradication of Familial Benign Chronic Pemphigus From the AxillaeReport of a Case. Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(3):275-276. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610270017003