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June 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(6):862-865. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380120097014

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MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES. Presented by Dr. GILMOUR.  The patient had been previously presented at the October meetings of the New York Dermatological Society and Section on Dermatology of the New York Academy of Medicine.

DISCUSSION  Dr. FRASER: This case was shown previously at the Dermatological Section of the New York Academy and no one offered a definite diagnosis. The sections examined at that time were not characteristic. The later sections from the edge of an infiltrated plaque showed a histologic picture consistent with the diagnosis of mycosis fungoides. The clinical picture of a polymorphic eruption and tumor-like nodules undergoing spontaneous resolution corroborates the histologic diagnosis.Dr. MACKEE: I agree that one is justified in making a clinical diagnosis of mycosis fungoides or some other condition in the lymphoid group. The histology confirms that diagnosis. The case cannot be psoriasis, as has been suggested; there is too much polymorphism, and there are

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