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Case Reports
July 1973

Familial Occurrence of Pemphigus Foliaceus

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex; Houston; Galveston, Tex
From the Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston (Drs. Voelter, Newell, Schwartz, and Mullins), and the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (Dr. Bean).

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(1):93-94. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620220055013

Two cases of pemphigus foliaceus in the same family are reported. Unlike previous reports of the familial incidence of pemphigus in the English literature, each case is documented by clinical, histologic, and immunofluorescent antibody studies. A brief discussion of some of the diagnostic features of pemphigus foliaceus is included.