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May 1953

MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES: Further Report on Cases of Successful Treatment with Antimonials

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of the New York University Post-graduate Medical School (Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger, chairman), and the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York University Hospital.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(5):463-466. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540050027005

THIS PAPER is written mainly to reaffirm my belief in the efficacy of the antimonials in some cases of mycosis fungoides. This belief has been strengthened by the continued observation of the 3 out of 10 cases in which there was successful treatment with antimony potassium tartrate U. S. P. (tartar ametic),1 from personal correspondence, and from results of cases published in this journal.


Cases 1, 2, and 3 of these aforementioned 10 cases, and that of another patient, W. F. (Case 4), were presented on March 20, 1952, at the Bronx Dermatological Society. Patients 1 and 2 were shown as being completely free of lesions for almost four years following treatment with antimonials, Patient 3 as displaying mild recurrences because of insufficient antimony potassium tartrate injections, and Patient 4 as showing complete involution of the lesions after treatment with lithium antimony thiomalate (Anthiomaline).

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