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July 1945


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati; Dr. H. L. Claassen, Director.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(1):18-20. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510250023007

Mycosis fungoides is uncommon in the Negro. There are only a few scattered case reports in the literature, and discussions at various dermatologic societies indicate that the disease is rarely seen in members of that race.

In August 1943 reports of 2 such cases were published in the Transactions of the Chicago Dermatological Society, one by Ebert and Otsuko1 and the other by Mitchell and Scull.2 In discussing these cases, Stillians3 remarked that he had observed only 1 other case. Oliver,3 on the other hand, noted that up to a few years previously the disease was rather uncommon in the Negro but that in the last few years he had seen a number of them with the disease. Ebert3 stated that the patient whom he presented was the second Negro with mycosis fungoides that he had ever seen. Mitchell3 also stated that