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October 1932


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(4):671-676. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030670009

Since the original communication of Drs. Senear and Usher1 on the subject of the association of lesions resembling lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis with pemphigus, fourteen similar cases have been variously reported and discussed in society transactions and published in the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology.

Of the patients only one died of typical chronic pemphigus, while several died of lupus erythematosus disseminatus acutus. I feel that it is of value to record the progress in one of these cases through chronic pemphigus to a fatal termination.


Mr. H. O. J., aged 70, an American of Nordic stock, first seen in July, 1931, had an eruption of the face, chest and back. It was accompanied by some itching and burning; however, he felt well otherwise. The family history was unimportant. The patient's wife and three children were living and well, and there had been