In the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology of March 1939 we1 described, under the designation of keratosis follicularis (Darier) with vesiculation, an unusual clinical picture of a patient. One month later in the same journal Hailey and Hailey2 reported 4 cases, those of two pairs of brothers, of an eruption which corresponded suggestively to the condition in our case. They viewed the disease as a hitherto undescribed one and designated it familial benign chronic pemphigus. In September 1939 Ayres and Anderson3 reported under the title "Recurrent Herpetiform Dermatitis Repens" 5 cases of a vesicular and bullous eruption which they admitted was identical with that in the cases described by Hailey and Hailey. Since that time Hailey and Hailey4 have published another series of familial cases of the disease and again expressed the opinion that the dermatosis represents a form of pemphigus and a new dermatologic entity.
GOODMAN MH, PELS IR. BULLOUS DYSKERATOSIS OF THE KERATOSIS FOLLICULARIS (DARIER) TYPE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(3):359–370. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500030041005
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