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February 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(2):327-330. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380200155016

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Pemphigus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. Michelson.  A business man, aged 54, was presented with numerous large flaccid bullae which had appeared suddenly on the trunk and face. There were large denuded areas on the oral mucosae. The patient's past history was negative, and no exciting factors could be determined. The lesions in the mouth had interfered with nutrition to some extent; otherwise, the patient was in a splendid condition. Treatment had consisted of five injections of tryparsamid without any apparent effect.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Gager, St. Paul: What is your impression of the tryparsamid?Dr. Michelson: The patient has received five injections of tryparsamid, but he is becoming progressively worse. He is losing weight and becoming extremely nervous.Dr. Sweitzer, Minneapolis: We had a similar case at the hospital. The patient was up and about for a month or six weeks. His mouth was not involved so much as in this

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