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August 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(2):359-363. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440140161018

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Pemphigus (?). Presented by Dr. Cole and Dr. Driver.  J. W., a man, aged 42, had been presented previously before the society. The condition was of eleven months' duration, and the patient had been under observation since May, 1929. For the first two months, the Davis treatment had been given, for the next two weeks solution of potassium arsenite, for four months tryparsamide (2 Gm. in all) and finally coagulin.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Netherton: He now shows improvement.Dr. Barney: Such cases are often seen, with characteristics of both pemphigus and dermatitis herpetiformis. The pruritus speaks for the latter, but the type of bullae, the emaciation and the involvement of the mucosae would favor a diagnosis of pemphigus.Dr. Parkhurst: The pruritus, small size of the vesicles and pigmentation are suggestive of dermatitis herpetiformis, and in this condition vesicles may occur in the mouth. The condition of the palms and soles was

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