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August 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(2):246-256. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460020100018

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Bullous Dermatitis (Pemphigus?). Presented by Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby.  A man, aged 51, had a disorder of three months' duration when first examined on Aug. 29, 1932. At that time he stated that the eruption began as blisters ten days after an injection of diphtheria antitoxin. There had been trouble with the throat from time to time in addition to the lesions on the skin.On examination the lesions were found chiefly on the lower extremities, but some were present on the neck, in the axillae and on the flexor surfaces of the upper extremities. The lesions consisted of crusted areas varying in size from that of a pea to that of a palm. Numerous milium-like bodies were present on an erythematous infiltrated patch the size of a hand on the right calf.From the date of examination until the present intermittent attacks have occurred, with marked involvement of the

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