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March 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(3):347-353. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370270108009

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A Case for Diagnosis (Mycosis Fungoides?). Presented by Dr. Walzer.  J. G., a married man, a laborer, for eight years had had a lesion on the right side of the body between the iliac crest and the ribs, which he attributed to the wearing of a belt which rubbed a great deal on that side. It began with the appearance of a red patch which gradually increased in size. There was not any pain but some itching. The patient discarded the belt six months after the patch appeared, but it persisted and grew larger with increasing infiltration. The patient said that he had never had any marks of any kind on that spot previous to the irritation by the belt. The lesion was a transverse, smooth, elevated, sharply outlined, palm-sized, infiltrated, dark red patch. Within the patch was a large, irregularly shaped stellate scar. To the left of the lesion,

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