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October 1945


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President; Secretary May 17, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(4):287-293. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510280071020

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Premycosis Fungoides. Presented by Dr. Herbert Rattner and (by invitation) Dr. Marthe-Erdos Brown.

C. G., a white woman aged 55, has a generalized pruritic dermatitis which first appeared eight years ago and which has gradually increased in intensity.

The examination shows involvement of the back and chest, spreading more or less symmetrically. The eruption is red and sharply limited, with well defined configuration forming a plaque which is somewhat infiltrated and scaly. On the left breast the color is scarlet, and the infiltration is more intense. The biopsy was not revealing.


Dr. Ruben Nomland, Iowa City: I agree with the diagnosis. I think that the disease is a superficial mycosis fungoides, a type that is not particularly serious, runs a long course and will show only slight infiltration and slight atrophy in linear areas.

Dr. Louie H. Winer, Minneapolis: Clinically, I was interested in this patient

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