PEMPHIGUS CONTROLLED BY VITAMIN D
March 1939 Arch Derm Syphilol.1939;39(3):515-517. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480210130014
In 1932 Ludy1 reported 6 successive cases of pemphigus in which the condition was apparently cured by large doses of viosterol and ultraviolet ray therapy. His results led to the trial of concentrated viosterol in this case.
REPORT OF A CASE Dr. E. L. A., a white man aged 65, married, a college president, was first seen June 11, 1936. The chief complaint was a pruritic, painful erythematobullous eruption completely covering the feet, the legs, the lower parts of the thighs, the hands and the forearms. It consisted of widely separated, discrete lesions on the upper parts of the thighs, the hips, the back, the arms, the shoulders, the upper part of the chest, and the neck. The face, scalp, abdomen and mucous membranes were not involved. The prevailing lesions were bullae 1 to 3 cm. in diameter, situated on erythematous bases. A few bullae appeared without the erythematous
What is viosterol?Viosterol is the old name for Vitamin D. These days it is Vitamin D-3 . Pemphigus can be easily reversed with Vitamin D. Please see Vitamin D- page.
Selected Food Sources of Vitamin D
Very few foods in nature contain vitamin D. The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources [1,11]. Small amounts of vitamin D are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Vitamin D in these foods is primarily in the form of vitamin D3 and its metabolite 25(OH)D3 . Some mushrooms provide vitamin D2 in variable amounts [13,14]. Mushrooms with enhanced levels of vitamin D2 from being exposed to ultraviolet light under controlled conditions are also available..