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December 1944


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President; Secretary St. Paul, Dec. 3, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(6):429-433. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510180079018

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A Case for Diagnosis (Pemphigus Vulgaris? Dermatitis Herpetiformis?). Presented by Dr. John F. Madden, St. Paul.

J. N., a man aged 80, states that an eruption appeared on the lower extremities in May 1943. The lesions started as extremely itchy vesicles. He was admitted to Ancker Hospital in September 1943, when he had a generalized eruption which was more profuse on the shoulders, around the waistline and on the buttocks and lower extremities. This consisted of hyperpigmentation and scarring, associated with an occasional small vesicle. A new crop of lesions appeared in October 1943, which was characterized by large solitary bullae, some of which became the size of an egg. These lesions ruptured and left a denuded surface. Most of the skin of the lower extremities was involved, with an occasional lesion on other parts of the body. Oppenheim's acetarsone treatment was started in November 1943.

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