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June 1940

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(6):1180-1191. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490120182022

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Abstract

Erythroderma Psoriaticum with Tumor Growths (Epitheliomatous Changes). Presented by Dr. Oscar L. Levin.  L. G., a woman aged 37, is presented in collaboration with Dr. Howard T. Behrman, from the Mount Sinai Hospital. The patient has had universal psoriasis since 1919. She has been under my observation for twenty years. In 1922 a nodular eruption appeared on both legs and has been present ever since (Levin, O. L.: Universal Psoriasis Complicated by Tumor-Like Formations, Arch. Dermat. & Syph.12:360 [Sept.] 1925). The nodules have increased in size since 1937, and several of them have ulcerated and have been subsequently excised.The cutaneous lesions consist of a universal eruption in which the skin is livid red, lichenified and covered with yellowish white fine and heavy scales. A slight degree of diffuse alopecia is present, but there are no large areas free of hair except for the absence of eyebrows. The

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