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June 1960


AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(6):1001-1013. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730060117031

Response of Mycosis Fungoides to Teleroentgen Therapy. Presented by Dr. Earle W. Brauer and (by invitation) Dr. Seymour Fried.  A 65-year-old white man noted an advancing, itchy, red eruption on the body, and extensively on the arms and legs, for four months prior to seeking treatment.Physical examination revealed numerous discrete and confluent, salmon-colored plaques distributed generally over the body but with greatest concentration on the extremities. Several plaques were infiltrated. Histopathologic review of a biopsy specimen from a representative lesion was reported as "consistent with mycosis fungoides."In a two-week period in September, 1959, the patient received nine teleroentgen ray treatments of 50 r each to both the anterior and posterior body surfaces for a total dosage of 450 r (HVL 0.2 mm. Al [2 mm. water], TSD 2 meters).The response to treatment has been very good with pronounced symptomatic improvement after the fourth treatment and progressive regression

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