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March 1948


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(3_PART_II):589-598. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520160187009

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Poikiloderma Vasculare Atrophicans with Histologic Features of Mycosis Fungoides. Presented by Dr. David Bloom.  E. H., a woman aged 48, came to the clinic of the Skin and Cancer Unit on Aug. 24, 1945, presenting an eruption of ten years' duration. The eruption did not produce any subjective symptoms, nor did it impair the patient's general health.Both axillas, the lateral aspects of the trunk, the abdomen and the inner aspect of the left thigh show large mottled reddish plaques, which closely resemble lesions of radiodermatitis. They consist of tiny hemorrhagic and telangiectatic pigmented and depigmented spots and are covered with fine white adherent scales. In addition, there are on the thighs, forearms and trunk round and oval plaques the size of a large coin, which show changes similar to those of the larger plaques, but less pronounced. These lesions are of more recent origin and were first some-what raised

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