A Case for Diagnosis (EpidermolysisBullosa?). Presented by Dr. F. E. Senear and Dr.Max S. Wien.
V. T., a girl, aged 9, was the second child in a family of six children, all of whom were living and well. At 14 months of age, after an injury to the right knee, a swelling the size of a hazelnut was noted by the mother. This broke open after another injury a few days later, discharging a bloody serum; then it healed, leaving a scar. Subsequently, similar spots were noted after injury to the elbows, the knees and at the heels, all the areas forming bullae, discharging a bloody fluid after rupturing and leaving a scar. The child's general health had been good. She had had measles at 6 years and smallpox at 7 years of age. The mother stated that she was a "nervous child." The mother had been under