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February 1935


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(2):245-256. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460200089015

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Pemphigus Foliaceus. Presented by Dr. B. L. Kahn for Dr. Maurice Brown.  This white woman, aged 34, presents classic pemphigus foliaceus with an almost universal eruption and crusting. One year ago another dermatologist saw her with an eruption of the face resembling either seborrheic dermatitis or lupus erythematosus. Close inspection, however, revealed that the lesions were typical of those described by Senear. The patient states that two years ago she was treated in New York for lupus erythematosus. A laboratory examination showed: urine, normal; Kahn test, negative; blood sugar, 77 mg. per hundred cubic centimeters; blood urea, 11 mg.

DISCUSSION  Dr. D. M. Sidlick: I saw the patient seven months ago, and at that time she presented a definite Senear-Usher syndrome. The lesions on her face resembled lupus erythematosus, and there was definite indication of pemphigus on the trunk. After two or three visits she ceased to come. Tonight she

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