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July 1952

ASSOCIATION OF CARCINOMA AND MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Herbert Rattner, M.D., Chairman.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;66(1):76-79. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530260079008
Abstract

THE ASSOCIATION of carcinoma and lymphoblastoma of any type is not common; the simultaneous occurrence of carcinoma and mycosis fungoides is especially rare. We have recently observed two cases in which this association occurred.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—G. B., a 50-year-old white woman, first noted a skin eruption at the age of 37 years. When first seen at the Dermatology Clinic of Northwestern University Medical School, at the age of 42 years, she presented on both breasts and buttocks oval and round maculopapular squamous lesions which were discrete and sharply marginated. At that time the clinical diagnosis was parapsoriasis en plaques. She then went to Florida, where the eruption improved after exposure to sunlight, but it never completely disappeared.

The past history revealed late latent syphilis for which she was treated from September, 1937, to January, 1940, with 13 injections of neoarsphenamine, 35 injections of oxophenarsine hydrochloride (mapharsen

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