[Skip to Navigation]
September 1951


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

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


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,

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview