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May 1931


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(5):995-1004. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880230171022

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Pemphigus or Leukoplakia? Presented by Dr. E. A. Oliver.  A white man, aged 43, was first seen on April 21, 1930. On either side of the mouth on the buccal mucosa opposite the last molar teeth there were two patches the size of a quarter. These were much inflamed and irritated, and covered with a grayish pellicle. On the mucous membrane of the lower lip there was another superficial area. Examination also revealed an erythematous scarlatiniform eruption on the chest and the abdomen, which was evidently caused by an injection of neoarsphenamine given by another physician several days previously. The Wassermann test of the blood and the examination for Vincent's organisms gave negative results.Since April 21, he had been under constant observation. The lesions had been painted with silver nitrate and mild silver protein, and recently he had been using a sodium perborate paste. He did not improve under

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