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June 1961


Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(6):1023-1034. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580120135043

Lymphoblastoma (Follow-Up of a Case Originally Presented "For Diagnosis"), Presented by Dr. Cyril H. March.  One year ago a man, now 46 years old, was presented with an undiagnosed eruption of 5 years' duration. That eruption was of a character that, because it varied so much, suggested a differential diagnosis encompassing parapsoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, lipoid proteinosis, allergic eczematous contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, Trichophyton purpureum infection, and exudative discoid and lichenoid chronic dermatosis and lymphoma. In the personal history the items of occupation (work in a large drug factory producing antibiotics) and seasonal rhinitis seemed significant at the time.Numerous studies designed to prove or disprove any or all of the above diagnoses were done. All findings were negative or normal. Biopsies, until recently, were nonspecific.Treatment with many agents that could be expected to do something for some of the conditions entertained in diagnosis was of no avail.One

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