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September 1933

CHICAGO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(3):436-447. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460030130015

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Abstract

A Case for Diagnosis (Malignant Erythrodermia?). Presented by Dr. O. H. Foerster, Dr. H. R. Foerster and Dr. L. M. Wieder.  W. G., aged 65, an attorney, was first seen on March 25, 1929, with a generalized eruption which began in December, 1928, and differed little in appearance from that now present. The condition appeared first on the flexor surfaces of the forearms and the lower parts of the legs as an erythematous, finely macular and diffuse process, at times showing faint scaling, and accompanied by marked pruritus. The condition had been extending steadily. There was no history of previous cutaneous diseases, and the general health had been good, without a history of major illnesses or operations except double resection of the thyroid gland with division of the isthmus for multiple hemorrhagic and fibrous degenerating adenomas in 1916. The operation was performed by Dr. Charles Mayo; there have been no

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