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Pemphigus Vulgaris (In Seborrheic Areas Chiefly). Presented by Dr. H. L. Feigenbaum.
P. F., a man aged 77, married, born in Russia, was admitted to Kings County Hospital on Sept. 20, 1941, complaining of a bullous eruption on the chest and back. During the summer of 1940 the patient had a "chafing" and itching eruption in his groins, between his legs and on the chest. This cleared in about four months under treatment. About four months ago the patient noticed a vesicular and bullous eruption unlike the one he had the year before. It involved chiefly the chest and the back along the spine. This was accompanied by a loss of 15 pounds (7 Kg.) in weight and some pallor.On admission the patient presented a bullous eruption confined almost exclusively to a triangular area on the chest with the apex of the triangle pointing downward and to an area