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August 1929

PEMPHIGUS PRIMARY IN THE LARYNX

Author Affiliations

EVERETT, WASH.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(2):188-189. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620050084007
Abstract

Pemphigus involving the mucous membrane of the pharynx and mouth primarily or secondarily to its manifestation on the skin is not infrequently seen. Pemphigus involving the larynx primarily and remaining restricted to this region for a period of twelve weeks before lesions appear on the skin and mucous membrane elsewhere is a condition that has not been included in the differential diagnosis of obscure laryngeal lesions.

REPORT OF CASE

A man, aged 72, was referred to me on account of sore throat of six weeks' duration. Previous to that time he had always been well, never having had any serious illness or operation.

The family history was negative for cancer and tuberculosis, and the patient was the father of ten children, nine of whom were living and in good health.

The dysphagia of which he complained was aggravated by coughing and swallowing, and the maximum intensity was located at the

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