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June 1968

Pemphigus—Occupational Dermatoses Due to Chemical Sensitization

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(6):740. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610120130023

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This volume represents the proceedings of the Congress of the Hungarian Dermatological Society, held in Budapest, April 1965. It comprises papers in English, French, German, and Russian by dermatologists from 17 predominantly european countries. The main subjects are "Occupational Dermatoses Due to Chemical Sensitization" and "Dermatoses of the Pemphigus-Group."

The papers on occupational dermatoses are, with one exception, given by european authors; they acquaint us with skin hazards in european industry, their diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

The articles on the pemphigus-group include dermatitis herpetiformis, subcorneal pustular dermatosis of Sneddon and Wilkinson, Andrew's pustular bacterid and Hailey-Hailey disease. Clinic, histopathology, and treatment are discussed by representatives of various schools. It is interesting to read the comments of Degos and his collaborators who rely on clinical and histocytological criteria for the differentiation between pemphigus and Duhring's disease. They consider Lever's bullous pemphigoid a dermatitis herpetiformis with large bullae.

Tappeiner's paper "Dermatoses of

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