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May 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(5):984-994. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490110170024

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Pemphigus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. John M. Graves.  M. H., a white woman aged 64, was first seen on March 5, 1937, with an eruption of one year's duration. Areas on the scalp, beneath the breasts, on the back and about the umbilicus were involved. There were also areas of dermatitis on the arms and legs, some of which were annular, of a few days' duration only. Pruritus was moderate. The condition was considered to be seborrheic dermatitis. It was treated with the application of soothing preparations and roentgen radiation and the administration of arsenic. The Wassermann and Kahn reaction were negative. The blood count was normal. Urinalysis gave negative results.When the patient was next seen on May 19, a few vesicles were present. There was no pruritus. Duhring's disease was considered.On June 15 she was much improved. Areas beneath the breast and on the scalp were not

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