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Pemphigus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. W. R. Hubler.
G. B., a Russian Jewess aged 38, presented from the department of dermatology and syphilology, University Hospitals, was admitted to Lakeside Hospital in September 1942 because of bullous lesions scattered over the skin. The onset was heralded by the appearance of a bulla in the umbilicus three months ago. It was not until seven weeks later that she noticed several new blebs appearing on her back and chest. Three weeks before admission she began to have many painful ulcerated areas in her mouth. Recently she has felt considerable general malaise. She has lost 30 pounds (13.6 Kg.) since the onset of the disease.She has an ulceration in the umbilicus the size of a quarter and two dime-sized blebs containing clear fluid on noninflammatory bases located on the upper portion of her chest. Several healing ulcerated areas are present on the back,
Netherton EW, Rauschkolb JE, Driver JR. CLEVELAND DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(6):866–874. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500240106019
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