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January 1943


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(1):119-128. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500190122018

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Pemphigus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. Benjamin Levine.  A. H. L., a Jew aged 55, was first seen on July 29, 1941, at which time he had superficial ulcerations on his nose with superimposed crusts and extensive ulcerations of the buccal mucosa of several weeks' duration. One week after his first visit vesicular and bullous lesions developed on the scalp and cheeks. The temperature, pulse and respirations were normal. One week later larger vesicles and blebs appeared on his body. They contained clear fluid and were located on a noninflammatory base. There was little or no itching. The lesions became more extensive, and the patient was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital on August 26.While he was in the hospital the lesions became more numerous, particularly on the hands, feet and neck. Some lesions also developed in the upper respiratory passages. The patient was given sulfanilamide, and on September 8 the

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