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April 1981

Mycosis FungoidesSmall-Bowel Involvement Complicated by Perforation and Peritonitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, New York. Dr Goldstein is now with Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(4):234-237. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650040050021

• Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a malignant lymphoma that arises in the skin and subsequently may involve lymph nodes and viscera as part of the natural course of the disease. The disease has distinct histologic characteristics that may be recognized in extracutaneous tissues. A patient who had MF with ulcerating cutaneous nodules is presented herein. Death resulted from perforation of the small bowel involved by the disease and consequent peritonitis.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:234-237)