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March 1973

Pemphigus Vulgaris in a 3½-Year Old Boy

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital Services, Elmhurst General Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the City University of New York, New York. Dr. Berger is now at 319 Hampton Rd., Southampton, NY, and Dr. Wexler is now at Westover Air Force Base, MA.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(3):433-434. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620180083027

A case of pemphigus vulgaris in a child is presented that had its onset with oral erosions when the patient was 3½ years old and developed a generalized bullous eruption eight years later. Diagnosis was made by typical histologic picture and positive indirect immunofluorescence. Retarded growth and cushingoid appearance were the main complications of intermittent steroid therapy.