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October 1934

EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA ACQUISITA: SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT WITH IRON CACODYLATE, A BLOOD COAGULANT, CALCIUM (WITH PHOSPHORUS) AND ROENTGEN RAYS

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WASHINGTON, D. C.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(4):537-539. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460160051007
Abstract

The following case is reported in the hope that the therapy found effective in it, at any rate temporarily, may be tried by others not only in the acquired but also in the hereditary type of epidermolysis bullosa.

REPORT OF A CASE  T. F. C., a white man, aged 58, a stationary engine fireman, was referred to me with a chronic, distressing and apparently baffling condition of the hands. It had been diagnosed as ringworm and treated for a year by six different members of a governmental medical corps; as eczema and treated for a dozen years or more by six or seven general practitioners; as old-fashioned eczema and treated at a dispensary, and as dermatitis venenata and treated by a dermatologist. The patient had received only slight transient relief.Inquiry elicited the following: The family history was unimportant. During his boyhood the patient had measles and chickenpox; at 19,

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