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April 1933


Author Affiliations

Secretary Regular Meeting, Oct. 20, 1932; President, in the Chair

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(4):696-697. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040703017

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Pemphigus. Presented by Dr. George J. Busman.

A. K., a woman, aged 30, married, a housewife, presented maceration of the surface of the pharyngeal, buccal and nasal mucous membranes. The lesions were those of bullae that had apparently ruptured, leaving raw, denuded areas and areas covered with a white, spongy pellicle. There was some involvement of the gums. The inner canthus of each eye was injected, particularly the region of the lacrimal sac. There were no lesions on the trunk or extremities. The Wassermann test of the blood was negative, as were smears and cultures for Vincent's angina. The condition was of from one to two months' duration. No history of the ingestion of drugs, metals or other substances was obtained.


Dr. Lester Hollander: I favor the diagnosis of pemphigus. I advise transfusions of blood given frequently and for a long time.

Dr. E. Gillespie: The fact that lesions

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