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July 1937


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(1):206-238. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480010210027

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis (?). Presented by Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby.  This woman, aged 54, has a cutaneous eruption of two years' duration. The lesions have been limited to the region of the buttocks and involve chiefly the right side. Much of the intertriginous region has been involved, as have also the vaginal mucous membrane and, more recently, the mucous membrane of the tongue. The patient states that ten years ago a single group of lesions similar to the present ones developed at the base of the spine. These lesions soon cleared up, and no more appeared until two years ago.The patient was first seen in January 1935, at which time there were several groups of vesicles on an inflammatory base situated on the buttocks and on the right hip. There was also marked intertriginous dermatitis. This type of eruption has recurred in crops for several months. Under comparatively simple treat

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