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September 1969

Surgical Eradication of Familial Benign Chronic Pemphigus From the Axillae: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations


From the departments of dermatology and plastic surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(3):275-276. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610270017003

Total excision and grafting of the affected axillae of a patient with familial benign chronic pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey) was followed by complete local freedom from the disease in the axillae for over four years. The groin serving as a control area continued to be a site of active pemphigus lesions throughout this entire period.

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