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January 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(1):146-155. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440070154016

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Pemphigus Foliaceous. Presented by Dr. Throne.  M. S., a Polish woman, aged 30, married, said that the condition began with a bulla on the right breast two and one-half years before presentation. Similar lesions appeared later on the back, legs and arms. She was admitted to the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital on Oct. 25, 1928. About fourteen months previous to this date the condition had become generalized.On admission to the hospital, the patient showed a generalized scaly eruption. There was general adenopathy. She was in poor physical condition, and had lost about 30 pounds (13.6 Kg.). Physical examination showed heart sounds of poor quality; otherwise, the heart was normal. The pulse rate was 96. The temperature and lungs were normal. There was a purulent discharge from the left ear.The patient had had two miscarriages, and one living child who was about 3½ years old. The patient

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