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Erythroderma. Presented by Dr. H. E. Michelson, Minneapolis.
O. G., a white man aged 49, a printer, was in good health until the summer of 1933. At that time he was caught in a sudden squall while in a small boat. He made shore after an experience which he said caused him great fright. He noticed that within a few minutes after he landed his skin became red and extremely pruritic. This conditon has existed practically unchanged. Altogether he has spent over a year in the hospital since that time and has had numerous types of therapy, including hypnosis.The patient appears well developed and well nourished. The entire skin is erythematous and indurated. On the abdomen the involvement is at present papular, while that of the extremities is nodular. There is some scaling, particularly on the hands and feet. The nails are rough and greatly thickened.Smears of blood