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Dermatitis Exfoliativa. Presented by Dr. Michelson.
A man, aged 67, for the past six months had had an eruption over his entire body. The eruption consisted of closely placed lichenoid papules, making solid plaques. There was a moderate degree of scaling, and in certain locations there were deep fissures which oozed a clear, sticky serum. The mucous membranes were not involved. There was general glandular enlargement. The blood picture was within the limits of normal. General examination revealed nothing worthy of note. Microscopic section was not specific for any entity. All manner of therapy had been tried without avail.
Dr. Sweitzer: I think this man was brought in for diagnosis with the diagnosis well established before he came. This old man looks as though he had chronic dermatitis. The glands are not more enlarged than often occurs in this picture, and with the negative blood observations the condition cannot