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Case of Vincent's Infection of the Umbilicus, Associated with Pemphigus. Presented by Dr. R. L. Gilman.
M. S., a Negress, aged 31, was admitted to Dr. William's service in the gynecological wards of the Philadelphia General Hospital late in August, 1931. She had had a sore mouth for eight months prior to admission, and two months previously she had experienced a cutaneous eruption. The lesions on the body appeared as crusted patches about the scalp, axillae, elbows, umbilicus and pubis. More recently there had been some extension to the back, likewise some involution of the older lesions. At the time of presentation the picture included a group of the older crusted lesions (almost vegetative), abrasions, fissures and new bullous lesions The mouth was much improved. The patient's general condition was poor.
The past medical history included syphilitic infections in both the patient and her husband. The Wassermann reaction