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November 1950


Author Affiliations

Vice President, in the Chair; Secretary Oct. 20, 1949

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(5):757-762. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530180146040

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Long Remission in Mycosis Fungoides Treated with Antimonials. Presented by Dr. John Garb.

D. N., a woman aged 49, was presented before the Bronx Dermatological Society on Oct. 23, 1947, and reported on in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (10:43, 1948). She had generalized lesions of over eight years' duration, consisting of extensive infiltrated patches, numerous ulcerations and tumorous growths.

From April 24, 1947, until Jan. 13, 1949, she received 10 intramuscular injections of antimony potassium tartrate (5 cc. of 1 per cent solution), 73 intramuscular injections of 4 cc. of stibanose® (the diethylaminoethanol salt of sodium antimony gluconate) and 58 of stibophen (fuadin®) at twice weekly intervals. The total amount of antimony used was 8.48 Gm.

Except for having minor electrocardiographic changes (the antimony treatments were suspended during the time these were observed), the patient has been in good health and

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