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Case Reports
March 1933


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Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(3):599-600. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950160141017

Some difference in opinion appears to have developed recently as to whether true pemphigus ever occurs in children. Stelwagon1 said in his textbook that acute pemphigus is seen for the most part in children of an early age, and Pusey,2 speaking of the unfavorable prognosis in children, mentioned the gangrenous type as the one usually seen only in children. He also stated that acute pemphigus has followed scarlet fever in children, and differentiated between pemphigus and the so-called epidemic pemphigus found in children owing to local infection with pus organisms. Walker3 mentioned cases of acute pemphigus of the type usually found in butchers, resulting from trifling wounds, as occurring in children, and stated that one of his patients, a girl of 9 years, recovered. Sutton4 called attention to the fact that several pathologic conditions formerly included under the heading of acute and contagious pemphigus are now

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