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May 1966


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Department of Medicine Division of Dermatology University of Minnesota Minneapolis 55455

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(5):635. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600230139041

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To the Editor:  The sixth reported case of generalized cutaneous involvement in a patient with benign pemphigus of mucous membranes was recently described by Behlen and Mackey in an article entitled "Benign Mucous Membrane Pemphigus With a Generalized Eruption" (Arch Derm92: 566, 1965). This note is submitted to record unusual nodular lesions observed about 20 years ago but of such unusual nature as to appear to justify the submission of this comment even at such a late date, because of the renewal of interest in the subject.The patient had typical benign pemphigus of mucous membranes with involvement of eyes, nose, mouth, and pharynx having its onset when she was 68 years of age and disappearing (except for the scars on the mucous membranes) several years prior to her death at 83 years from unrelated cause. A disseminated vesicular and bullous cutaneous eruption developed 18 months after onset of

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