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July 1935


Author Affiliations

Secretary Regular Meeting, Dec. 19, 1934; President, Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(1):159-170. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470010162025

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Pemphigus of the Oral Mucosa. Presented by Dr. E. P. Zeisler.

A Jewess, aged 53, states that her health was good until August 1934, when soreness of the mouth developed. Vincent's organism was discovered in smears, and for three months the patient was treated for an infection caused by that organism. During that time she lost 25 pounds (11.3 Kg.) and suffered intermittently from fever and chills.

When the patient was first seen by me one month ago the entire mouth showed extensive erosions covered with a yellowish membrane. The lips were swollen and crusted, and there was some enlargement of the submaxillary glands. The conjunctivae also showed reddening. Under intensive treatment with an arsenical compound administered hypodermically and large doses of viosterol there was rapid improvement, and the oral mucosa was almost healed for about four weeks. Five days ago there was an acute exacerbation with extensive involvement

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