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October 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(4):652-663. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480160144022

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Eczema Diffusum Resembling Mycosis Fungoides. Presented by Dr. Fred Wise.  R. G., a woman aged 55, born in Russia, was first examined at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital on April 2, 1938. She presented a generalized patchy eczema, dry in some areas and exudative in others. The entire eruption showed evidence of much scratching and rubbing. The duration of the trouble was about one year. She stated that for several months she had been a patient in a ward in one of the local hospitals, where a microscopic diagnosis of mycosis fungoides was made on a lesion excised from the chest.Of chief interest were lesions on the face, which were elevated, edematous, oval and discoid formations ranging in diameter from 0.5 to 2 cm. and rather soft to the touch. These resembled the infiltrated early lesions of mycosis fungoides. However,

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