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September 1951

CLEVELAND DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(3):374-378. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570090121023

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Abstract

Pemphigus Vulgaris—ACTH and Cortisone Therapy in Pemphigus Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. E. W. Netherton.  M. G., aged 39, a white man of Jewish descent, came to the Cleveland Clinic Hospital on July 21, 1950, complaining of soreness of the mucous membrane of the mouth, erosion about the umbilicus, and a few bullous lesions on the trunk. He had always enjoyed good health, and his past and family history were not significant. In October of 1949 a red, moist, well demarcated area developed about the umbilicus. In February, 1950, he experienced some pain on swallowing.When first seen in the clinic, there was a well demarcated, bright-red moist area involving and surrounding the umbilicus. On the upper portion of the back there were two ruptured bullae. In the mouth there were numerous small vesicles and a few ruptured bullous lesions. The lesions involved the mucosa of the cheek, the soft palate,

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