Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Presented by Dr. Abraham Walzer.
A. D., a boy aged 11 months, had had the eruption since he was 3 months of age. When he was first seen at the Good Samaritan Dispensary two weeks before presentation, he had bullous lesions, distributed symmetrically on the face, neck, ears, shoulders, hands, genitals and thighs. The lesions varied in size from that of a pinhead to that of a splint pea. Some of the lesions became purulent, and were surrounded by erythema. Others broke and became crusted. In some, the bullae showed a central depression, giving the impression of a variola lesion. On disappearing, they left a pigmented area. The lesions occurred in groups as well as in single scattered lesions. New lesions were constantly reappearing in the same locations. There was no severe itching. The mucous membranes were not involved.
Dr. Elias W. Abramowitz: I agree with the