There have been reports in the past year or so of several cases of a dermatosis of the vesiculobullous type with features which would indicate that if it is not new, it is at least an unusual variation of a known cutaneous condition. Careful comparison of the histologic features and etiologic factors (or their consistent absence) seems to point to a single disease entity, although the disease has been variously diagnosed as keratosis follicularis (Darier) with vesiculation, familial benign chronic pemphigus and recurrent herpetiform dermatitis repens.
In view of the relative infrequency of occurrence and in order to establish additional diagnostic criteria, 2 cases are here reported in which the condition is similar to that in the aforementioned reports.
REPORT OF CASES
P. S., an unmarried American bank clerk aged 35, was seen in April 1936. He sought treatment for a recurring eruption of the neck, first noticed