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December 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(6):792-798. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380060111012

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Pemphigus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. Wise.  Mrs. M. B., white, aged 41, a Jewish housewife, said that in June, 1926, she noticed some blisters on the lower surface of the tongue, which looked like canker sores. These disappeared, but were followed by others on the tongue and on the inner sides of the cheeks. Shortly afterward she noticed bullae on her chest, abdomen, back and buttocks. During the next six months she used "all forms" of local applications without benefit.On Dec. 6, 1926, she presented numerous vesicles and eroded superficial ulcers of the tongue and buccal mucosae. There were numerous blebs on her chest, abdomen and buttocks, and bullae arising from normal skin. Crusted lesions were scattered over the same areas. She had a foul-smelling breath and had lost 10 pounds (4.5 Kg.) in three months. She was treated with arsphenamine injected deep into the muscles of the buttocks

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