A Case of Chronic Pemphigus


A patient, aged 50 years, had been suffering from chronic pemphigus for about a year when he was an in-patient in this hospital from 19th December, 1944, to 24th January, 1945. He was given treatment consisting mainly of twelve intramuscular injections of calcium and twelve of liver extract, glucose orally and calamine liniment locally, and was discharged apparently cured and free from any blisters. Two months later, he had a relapse and was admitted again on 16th May, 1945, with much more severe symptoms. On admission.?Mouth septic; temperature 102?F.; pulse weak, 96 per minute; respiration 24 per minute; heart and lungs nothing abnormal; liver and spleen not palpable; the entire cutaneous surface covered with bullae of various sizes, some crusted and some having burst and giving rise to large foul-smelling denuded areas; new eruptions were coming out everywhere including the healed areas. Nothing particular in family history; clinical and laboratory findings, nothing abnormal. Treatment.?He was now put on intramuscular injections of penicillin, 5,000 units every four hours up to 100,000 units and 10,000 units every three hours up to 200,000 units, making up a total of 300,000 units; also cardiazol and glucose by mouth. This covered

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@inproceedings{Ghosh1946ACO, title={A Case of Chronic Pemphigus}, author={Lakshmikanta Ghosh and Barun Kumar Sen}, booktitle={Bulletin de la Société française de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie}, year={1946} }