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July 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(1):105-106. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570070108024

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Pemphigus Vegetans: Involution with Cortisone Therapy. Presented by Dr. Ben A. Newman and (by invitation) Dr. Fred Feldman.  J. M. M., a man aged 49, had the beginning of the present illness in March 1949 with sores in the mouth and throat appearing in multiple groups. Treatment during the next several months was that for Vincent's infection and nonspecific infections of the mouth, although no definite evidence for this diagnosis was found on laboratory examination. Treatment consisted in the administration of penicillin, aureomycin, topical applications and vitamins. In August 1949, on examination by the presenter, the diagnosis of oral pemphigus was made. There were no cutaneous lesions at that time, and the observations on physical examination, blood count, results of urinalysis and sedimentation rate were all normal. The patient was given a second course of aureomycin without improvement, and he discontinued therapy for the next two months. In November 1949

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