WHEN CORTISONE for oral administration became available, the manufacturer placed at our disposal a large supply of the drug for use in the treatment of pemphigus. During the period covered by this report, eight cases were available, five of pemphigus vulgaris, two of pemphigus erythematosus, and one of pemphigus foliaceus.
An attempt was made to follow the laboratory work-up so as to provide a comparison with the laboratory results obtained when cortisone was given by the parenteral route. These results are in the accompanying Table.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—History.—Mrs. J. T., a white woman aged 48, was in good health until November, 1949, at which time fever, coryza, and a sore throat developed. She then noticed a white patch on the side of the tongue about the size of a quarter. She was told by her local physician that she had a similar patch in her