Mycosis Fungoides. Presented by Dr. Alvin M. Lashinsky.
Reason for presentation: Response of mycosis fungoides to teleroentgen therapy.History: The patient, a 70-year-old white man, was in excellent health until the onset of his disease 12 to 13 years ago, when he first began to have pruritus of the groin, without visible cutaneous changes. After six months, he developed redness and itching of the back of the left shoulder and left arm. The eruption gradually spread and new plaques appeared and coalesced over the ensuing twelve years, until most of his body was covered with lesions at the time he was first seen by us on May 15, 1958.He presented a generalized pruritic eruption consisting of many, large, confluent, brawny red, irregular-shaped plaques covering most of the body. Some of these lesions were crusted and most were infiltrated. On the left wrist there was a lesion which was markedly
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