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June 1960

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY

AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(6):1033-1041. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730060149036
Abstract

A re-presentation: Previously presented to the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine in January, 1954; Nov. 9, 1954; Feb. 7, 1956; Jan. 2, 1957; Nov. 6, 1957; and Nov. 5, 1958.

Diagnosis: Mycosis Fungoides, Selected Lesions Treated with Topically Applied Radioactive Phosphorus. Presented by: Drs. J. Lowry Miller, James T. Hearin, James P. Fields. 

From:  U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y.

Patient:  A Puerto Rican man, aged 44, who came to New York City in 1944.

Complaint:  Generalized pruritic eruption since 1943.

History:  The patient first noticed light-colored spots on the hands and forearms in 1936. These were asymptomatic until 1943, when pruritus was noted. In 1944, thickened and hyperpigmented lesions of the skin developed and gradually became rather generalized. In 1954, after repeated skin biopsies, the diagnosis of mycosis fungoides was established.Treatment has consisted of roentgen therapy to the larger, more pruritic lesions. In 1955,

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