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Case Reports
November 1934

JUVENILE PEMPHIGUS: TREATMENT WITH GERMANIN (BAYER 205); REPORT OF A FATAL CASE

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(5):1084-1091. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960180138010
Abstract

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—R. M. G., a white girl, aged 5 years, was admitted to the division of pediatrics of St. Mary's Hospital in February 1932, suffering from an extensive eruption of blisters on the skin, irritability and loss of appetite. She had had measles at 3 years of age and scarlet fever without apparent complications one year before admission. She had been vaccinated successfully when 3 years old. The family history was irrelevant.Physical Examination.—The child was fairly well nourished and weighed 35 pounds (15,875 Gm.). However, she appeared restless and irritable. The skin was covered with a generalized eruption, the lesions being more pronounced around the mouth, the axillae, the extensor surfaces of the forearms and on the thighs. Some of the bullae were on an erythematous base but most of them appeared to arise from the normal skin. Many of the older lesions were

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