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March 1942

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(3):615-624. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500090162021

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Abstract

Epidermolysis Bullosa Congenita (Two Cases). Presented by Dr. John H. Harris. 

Case 1.—  R. P., a white woman aged 35, has an eruption which has been present since she was 2 weeks old.There are numerous flaccid bullae and crusted lesions on both arms from the wrists to the elbows, with many similar lesions on the chest and neck and others scattered over the lower extremities.There is no history of this disease on either the maternal or the paternal side of her family.

Case 2.—  C. P., a girl aged 3 years, daughter of patient R. P. (case 1), was born with blisters on the hands and feet and around the mouth and has had the eruption continuously since then.The child now presents numerous bullae distributed over both arms, forearms, hands, legs and soles. Wherever the skin folds there are multiple scattered lesions.The blood count was within

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