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February 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(2):329-338. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440080169021

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Dermatitis-Herpetiformis (?) Pemphigus (?).  All cases at this meeting were presented by Drs. O'Leary, Goeckerman, Montgomery and Brunsting.A man, aged 53, had been married for twenty-seven years and had ten children living and well. He had been well until the onset of his present illness, nine or ten years before presentation. On admission to the hospital, the lesions were on the scalp, face and extremities, and to a slight degree on the trunk. The elementary lesion was a vesicle, and later, bullae, with surrounding erythemia, and crusted and excoriated lesions developed. Some of the vesicles had become infected. The patient complained of burning and itching. The history of definite periods of remission was elicited.When he was first seen on April 5, 1929, a diagnosis of seborrheic dermatitis was made. There was much scaling and crusting about the scalp and ears. There were also crusting, scaling and a few pustules about

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