SAMUEL L. SWILLER, M.D.; HYMAN GOLD, M.D.
In 1926 Senear and Usher1 described "An Unusual Type of Pemphigus, Combining Features of Lupus Erythematosus." They presented four cases and reviewed seven others from the Transactions of several dermatologic societies. In essence, these were patients with lesions on the face that resembled lupus erythematosus and with lesions on the trunk that resembled pemphigus. Furthermore, it appeared that patients with this combined dermatitis had a prognosis considerably better than patients with either pemphigus or lupus. If nothing else, this fact singled out this syndrome as being of more than academic interest. Ormsby2 suggested the name "pemphigus erythematodes." Since then
SWILLER SL, GOLD H. A CASE OF THE SENEAR-USHER SYNDROME TREATED WITH ACTH AND CORTISONE1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1323–1326. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-6-1323
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(6):1323-1326.
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