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June 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;29(6):929-932. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460120126016

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Epidermolysis Bullosa (?) in Brothers. Presented by Dr. William G. Wander.  J. K., aged 12, and B. K., aged 15, white boys, Polish, have been extremely liable to injuries since birth, and the wounds have healed only after long periods and with marked scarring. The father and an older sister are said to have a similar condition to a lesser degree. Epithelial proliferation is extremely slow, requiring three months for a lesion ½ inch (1.2 cm.) in diameter.There have been no bullae, nor has there been any involvement of the mucous membranes, hair or nails. None of the lesions has appeared spontaneously.There are many scars of various shapes and sizes, especially on the forearms and legs. The scars do not occur on the bony prominences particularly. They are sharply marginated, depressed, thin, pliable, smooth, dry and glistening. In general, the skin appears dry, smooth and pale, presenting an unctuous,

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