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April 1970


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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Duhring Laboratories Bldg 3400 Spruce St Philadelphia 19104

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(4):487. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000040108028

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To the Editor.—  We are in full agreement with Dr. Burns that the therapeutic result which was achieved by surgery could very well have reflected alteration in the local environment.We also agree that the overgrowth of bacteria and fungi in the areas of predilection is likely to be of considerable importance in the pathogenesis of clinical lesions of familial benign chronic pemphigus.

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