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Article
January 1957

The Treatment of Pemphigus and Erythroderma with Corticotropin and Cortisone

Author Affiliations

Utrecht, Netherlands

From the Division of Dermatology, University of Utrecht, J. J. Zoon, M.D., Director.

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(1):112-116. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550130114013
Abstract

The whirlwind development of endocrinology in America in consequence of the fruitful thoughts of Selye, in addition to less favorable economic factors in Europe, were the reasons that we were unable, until some years later than in America, to amplify our experience concerning the results of the treatment of dermatoses with corticotropin (ACTH) and cortisone. Owing to these circumstances we were in the advantageous position of being able to elaborate on your experience.

Now when I venture to reopen the subject for discussion it is mainly to report to you on results and observations in our patients. I should like, then, to ask your special attention for the application of these substances in chronic pemphigus and erythroderma; as regards the use of hormones in other serious dermatoses, such as acute lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, periarteritis nodosa, the clinic in Utrecht possesses only incidental

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