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October 2013

What’s in a Name?Hailey-Hailey Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville
JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(10):1220. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.6880

Brothers Howard and Hugh Hailey were the first to describe as a unique entity the genodermatosis that now bears their name. In the April 1939 issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, the Drs Hailey described 2 brothers with similar recurrent flaccid blisters that eventually coalesced into pruritic “sharply marginated crusted lesions.”1(p679)