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June 1980

Childhood Pemphigus FoliaceusReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Cutaneous Immunopathology Unit, Research Service, Veterans Administration Center, Wood (Milwaukee) (Dr Jordon), and the Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Drs Sotiriou, Herszenson, and Jordon).

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(6):679-680. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640300067020

• A case is reported of a 4-year-old black boy with pemphigus foliaceus. The patient is unusual because of age, sex, race, and distribution of lesions. Confirmation of diagnosis was made by both routine histopathology and direct immunofluorescence microscopy. The patient responded rapidly to prednisone therapy.

(Arch Dermatol 116:679-680, 1980)