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July 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(1):91-103. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570070094022

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A Case for Diagnosis: Dermatitis Herpetiformis? Pemphigus? Treated with Progesterone. Presented by Dr. James H. Mitchell.  Mrs. N. S., aged 71 years, was first seen by me on Jan. 4, 1950 with an extensive bullous eruption. The eruption had begun in October 1949 as an erythematous eruption, extremely pruritic, chiefly over the upper part of the back and to a lesser degree on the chest. The hair had been dyed for many years. Bullae had recently begun to appear, and the patient described them as being as large as hen's eggs.The patient is obese. On the occasion of her first visit she had a generalized bullous eruption. Sulfapyridine was prescribed, and on January 8 the patient was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital. The iodine test gave negative results after 18 hours. The eosinophil count of the peripheral blood was 15 per cent and in the content of the bullae,

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