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Society Transactions
February 1921


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;3(2):203-211. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350140095015

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MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES. Presented by Dr. Hartzell.  A printer, 50 years old, had a universal dermatitis for over two years. In most situations it exhibited a smooth, shiny red infiltration, itchy and slightly scaly, the latter condition being most marked on the palms. Significant features of the disease were numerous eruptions on the trunk in the form of scores of flat, infiltrated, slightly elevated, scaly areas ranging from the size of a pea to that of a fingernail. These tumors had been present for the past four months. They were most abundant on the upper trunk, both anteriorly and posteriorly. Adenopathy was marked; the inguinal and axillary glands stood out in relief. No laboratory findings were reported. A moderate degree of conjunctivitis was present.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Schamberg agreed with the diagnosis and regretted that no blood count had been made on account of the resemblance of this disease to leukemia of

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