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September 1947


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Svendborg, Denmark.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(3):413. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220150123012

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To the Editor:  —In the Archives (May 1947) there appeared on pages 475 and 510 two interesting articles by S. H. Soil and Wright, Gold and Jennings respectively about eruptive fever (Stevens-Johnson syndrome).I should like to point out that in 1937 I described 2 similar cases in Ugeskrift for læger, page 973, which might be of interest. Unfortunately they were not published in English, so they do not appear in the résumé of cases compiled from the literature.My cases involved two young people, a male and a female. They had generalized erythema multiforme (?) and slight pneumonia, but the most characteristic features were diffuse purulent stomatitis, severe conjunctivitis, with injection of the sclera bulbi, which were a diffuse fiery red, and purulent vulvitis and balanitis respectively.These cases must come under group II of Soll's article, as there were severe complications.However, there was one complication which was not

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