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December 1931

NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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Secretary Regular Meeting, May 26, 1931; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(6):1127-1137. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450011144017

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Abstract

A Case for Diagnosis (MycosisFungoides?). Presented by Dr.HowardFox.

Mrs. M. K., aged 70, American, first noticed an eruption three months prior to presentation. The maximum extent was observed two months later. For several weeks preceding the onset of the eruption the patient had suffered from generalized pruritus. As exhibited, she presented an extensive bilateral eruption on the trunk and extremities, consisting of fairly well defined patches of confluent, dry, itchy papules. The patches varied from the size of a small coin to large, diffuse areas. She complained of severe itching, although few scratch marks were present. On the legs were numerous vesicles and bullae, some flaccid, others tense. The patient had been treated by injections and internal medication of unknown nature. There were no lesions in the mucous membranes and no adenopathy. She had lost 10 pounds (4.5 Kg.) in weight within five months, which she

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