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MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. H. N. Klein, St. Paul. A woman, aged 71, was first seen about 6 weeks ago with cutaneous lesions of three months' duration. There were small miliary-like lesions in the mouth, especially around the gums and lower lip, which were edematous and painful to touch, and bled freely when the slightest friction was applied. The patient has had only ultraviolet therapy. Her condition was first thought to be miliary tuberculosis, but the results of an examination of the lungs were negative so far as active lesions were concerned. DISCUSSION Dr. J. F. Madden, St. Paul : In view of the negative findings for tuberculosis and the associated bullae arising from apparently normal mucous membrane of the palate, a diagnosis of pemphigus must be considered. In order to rule out or to substantiate that diagnosis, I would send a specimen of blood to Dr. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1931 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010894015
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. H. N. Klein, St. Paul. A woman, aged 71, was first seen about 6 weeks ago with cutaneous lesions of three months' duration. There were small miliary-like lesions in the mouth, especially around the gums and lower lip, which were edematous and painful to touch, and bled freely when the slightest friction was applied. The patient has had only ultraviolet therapy. Her condition was first thought to be miliary tuberculosis, but the results of an examination of the lungs were negative so far as active lesions were concerned. DISCUSSION Dr. J. F. Madden, St. Paul : In view of the negative findings for tuberculosis and the associated bullae arising from apparently normal mucous membrane of the palate, a diagnosis of pemphigus must be considered. In order to rule out or to substantiate that diagnosis, I would send a specimen of blood to Dr.

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1931

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