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Psoriasis with Cancerous Nodule Formation on Lower Extremities. Presented by Dr. T. A. Ballien and Dr. R. J. Hilfer for Dr. H. H. Johnson and Dr. I. L. Schonberg.
Dr. H. J. Parkhurst: Epitheliomas developed after this patient had had psoriasis for many years, and on examining his hands I found numerous keratoses, which raised the question as to whether or not arsenic might not be a causal factor in the cancerous condition.Dr. G. M. Stroud: As a therapeutic suggestion, I would like to mention my experience with a drug exhibited at the Academy meeting, namely pyromen,® which is a sterile carbohydrate used for intravenous injection. Its action is to stimulate the reticuloendothelial system and increase the secretion of adrenocortical hormones. The dose ranges between 1 and 5 γ for ambulatory use, which is the way I used it for four patients with psoriasis. In three of these,