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February 1972

Familial Benign Chronic Pemphigus

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(2):297. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620050095029

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To the Editor.—  It has been kindly pointed out that our paper in the Archives, "Familial Benign Chronic Pemphigus," (104:177-181, 1971) overlooked an excellent paper dealing with the role of trauma in the elicitation of lesions in familial benign chronic pemphigus (FBCP) entitled "Dyskeratoid Dermatosis" by Drs. Samuel B. Frank and Charles R. Rein (Arch Derm Syph45:129-151, 1942).Our intent was not to claim precedence to the concept of the role of trauma in the pathogenesis of FBCP, but rather to reemphasize its role, as well as contact allergy, as co-factors in the precipitation of lesions in predisposed individuals.We regret that we overlooked this paper and want to acknowledge it.

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