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Drs Lockwood and Elias strive mightily to establish a case for bullous impetigo. They minimize the evidence that points to transient acantholytic dermatosis and deprecate the credibility of two experienced clinicians (my coauthors) who observed the cases reported. In rebuttal, let me point out that the degree of acantholysis was far in excess of that in impetigo and simulated pemphigus foliaceus, and no microorganisms were present in the many histologic sections. Incidentally, Ralph W. Grover, MD (Archives 101:426-434, 1970) reviewed our material prior to
Waisman M. Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis-Reply. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(11):1611-1612. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640110131034