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May 1936

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Author Affiliations

Secretary Oct. 1, 1935; Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(5):906-925. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470110126014

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Abstract

A Case for Diagnosis (Pemphigus Vulgaris?). Presented by Dr. Botho Felden.

N. O., a woman aged 65, is presented from the New York Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, where she was first seen on Sept. 6, 1935. She had been in good health until then. The present condition started about four weeks ago with itching and burning on the face and neck without any apparent reason. The patient states that she has not taken any medicine. After she applied a 2 per cent concentration of ammoniated mercury in boric acid ointment, prescribed by her physician, the present eruption appeared. The eruption consists of numerous discrete, round and oval bullous lesions. Some of them show a slight tendency to grouping. There are also numerous denuded areas, some of which are covered with adherent crusts. On the inside of the lower lip there are

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