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March 1932


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Secretary Oct. 19, 1931; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(3):590-592. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020606017

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Epidermolysis Bullosa. Presented by Dr. A. Walzer.

P. G., 4 years old, was the last of five children. The first and second had died at 5 days of age with bullous lesions. There was no history of a similar trouble in the family (the mother and father were third cousins). The father stated that he and his wife had had Wassermann tests made by the physicians of the board of health, and that the results were negative.

The patient had had these lesions since birth, and they had been reforming at different sites after the slightest trauma. They were present over the entire body and scalp. The primary eruption was a bulla. The lesions were of various shapes and sizes, some flaccid and others tense and some hemorrhagic. In some locations crusts and scales were present as the remains of the bullae. On the scalp, posteriorly, was one large patch,

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