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November 1950


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President; Secretary-Treasurer Sept. 30, 1949

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(5):731-739. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530180120037

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Familial Benign Pemphigus. Presented by Dr. Merlin T-R. Maynard.

V. C., a 28 year old housewife, was seen Aug. 2, 1949, complaining of an eruption over the shoulders intermittently appearing for two years. The lesion seemed to start with light frictional damage, forming thin-walled vesicles which ruptured almost immediately and slowly spread peripherally. Her mother, as well as a maternal uncle, has a similar condition. The mother was seen by me about fifteen years ago without a definite diagnosis, the condition involving the shoulders but in milder form than is now seen in the daughter. V. C. has been given calciferol and showed no improvement at the end of six weeks. She was given vitamin A ten days ago. Results of blood and urine examinations were noncontributory.


Dr. George Kulchar: I saw 1 person with this condition who showed a dramatic response after three days of aureomycin therapy.

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