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July 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(1):203-214. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490130207024

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Eczema Simulating Lymphoblastoma (Mycosis Fungoides). Presented by Dr. Eugene F. Traub.  D. S., a man aged 42, is presented from Welfare Hospital, Welfare Island. The patient's father and a cousin suffer from asthma; a sister has hay fever, and a cousin has eczema of the hands. The patient's eruption began in March 1937, one week after an attack of coryza. The first manifestation was itching and dryness of the skin of the right leg and then of the entire body, followed by cracking, scaling, elevated, erythematous patches. The patient was treated with linseed oil, solution of calcium hydroxide U. S. P. and sun baths, and the eruption had cleared up by May 1937. On being tested, he was found to be sensitive to spices. In September 1937, after a coryza, generalized itching developed, and then red papules appeared over the back. The skin cleared up entirely after two weeks in

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