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Mycosis Fungoides. Presented by Dr. Henry D. Niles.
M. W., a man aged 53, is presented from the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital.Twelve years ago an eruption appeared on the arms and then spread to involve the chest, the neck and the back. It has been rather severe for the past four years. The patient has shown definite improvement following injections of sodium arsenate, commencing Dec. 31, 1940.Scattered over the trunk and extremities are various-sized round and serpiginous areas of erythematous and scaly patches with slight infiltration and no excoriations. Between these areas are islands of normal tissue.The Wassermann and Kahn reactions of the blood were negative. Mycologic examination of scrapings from the feet and arm showed no organisms. A complete blood count was normal. Histologic examination by Dr. Satenstein confirmed the diagnosis of mycosis fungoides.
Andrews GC, Sharlit H. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(2):277–287. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500020132020
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