Pemphigus Neonatorum Pictures - 4 Photos & Images

Pemphigus neonatorum was first described as an independent disease by Oehme in 1773. Previous to that time it had been confounded with syphilis, and until almost the middle of the last century there were many who still considered it as syphilitic in origin. Writers on the subject gave prominence to the bullous character of the affection, to its frequent occurrence in epidemics—especially in obstetric wards, foundling asylums, and in the practice of midwives—and to its variable course, benign in some instances, and in others presenting an alarming mortality. The latter observation early led to its division into a benign and malignant form.

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