Abstract PEMPHIGUS of the conjunctiva is a rare variety of pemphigus. In a comprehensive, statistical analysis of pemphigus, Lever and Talbott1 found it to occur in about 16 per cent of cases. Although ocular pemphigus always results in scarring, the concomitant involvement of other mucous membranes, such as the buccal mucosa, esophagus, pharynx, penis and vulva, is not as a rule found. Lever,2 in a review of the literature, was able to find only 5 cases of scarring of the skin and reported 6 additional cases. The following case is deemed worthy of reporting, since there is the clinical picture of ocular pemphigus, with scarring of both the skin and the mucous membranes. REPORT OF A CASE History.— C. G., a Scottish born white man aged 63, was first seen on Oct. 7, 1944. He was complaining of "trouble" with his right eye and recurring blisters on the glans References 1. Lever, W. F., and Talbott, J. H.: Pemphigus , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 46:348 ( (Sept.) ) 1942. 2. Lever, W. F.: Pemphigus Conjunctivae with Scarring of the Skin , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 46:875 ( (Dec.) ) 1942; 3. Pemphigus Conjunctivae with Scarring of the Skin , Lever Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 49:113 ( (Feb.) ) 1944. 4. Rycroft, B. W.: Ocular Pemphigus , Brit. J. Ophth. 18:571 ( (Oct.) ) 1934.
Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology – American Medical Association
Published: Jan 1, 1947