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August 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(2):233-238. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570080117029

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Pemphigus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. Paul Chivington, Dr. William Murphy and Dr. Burton Peppercorn for Dr. John E. Rauschkolb.  L. C., a white man aged 67, previously presented before the Central States Dermatological Association on May 6, 1950, first acquired a bullous eruption in February 1949. Since that time there have been frequent remissions and exacerbations, with pronounced weight loss and gradually increased debility. During the course of the illness, large flaccid bullae and small tense ones have developed. There has been involvement of the mucous membranes of the mouth, pharynx and larynx. Pruritus has at times been severe.At the present time there are numerous urticaria-like lesions and a few ruptured bullae on the skin.On Aug. 27, 1950 cortisone, 300 mg., was given; 200 mg. was given the next day, and the dose was maintained at 100 mg. per day until Sept. 6, 1950, when it was decreased

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