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April 1950


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President; Secretary Oct. 21, 1948

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(4):686-691. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530110152021

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Mycosis Fungoides Treated Successfully with Ethylstibamine (Neostibosan®). Presented by Dr. Max Berkovsky.

E. T., aged 56, an iron worker of German descent, was first seen by me in March 1948. He stated that the eruption appeared in August on the upper extremities and gradually spread, involving the entire body. It was resistant to local therapy.

The patient was well nourished and presented a generalized eruption consisting of dry and oozing purplish patches which varied in size and did not show any definite pattern of distribution. The most outstanding feature was the intense pruritus. There was generalized adenopathy present. The liver and spleen were not enlarged.

The Wassermann reaction of the blood was negative. Examination of the urine showed no abnormalities. Examination of the blood showed a normal count except for a 10 per cent eosinophil count. Histologic examination of a lesion taken from the back was made by

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