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October 1971


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Fargo Clinic 737 Broadway Fargo, ND 58102

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(4):434. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000220092020

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To the Editor.—  The communication by Muller and Schulze, "Mucha-Habermann Disease Mistaken for Reticulum Cell Sarcoma," in the Archives (103:423, 1971) contributes to the literature another classic example of the phenomenon which I have chosen to call lymphomatoid papulosis (Arch Derm97:23, 1968). It is interesting to note that another author, Wyse, confronted with a similar case, concluded it was mycosis fungoides (Cutis5:1227, 1969). Others, in published and unpublished reports, have accepted and used the term "lymphomatoid papulosis." This continuing diversity of opinion among experts when viewing essentially the same material constitutes ample justification for setting this disorder apart for special emphasis. But there is more.Physicians who come across such cases in their practices are invariably startled and impressed by the contradiction of clinical and histological findings. Some initiate vigorous antimalignancy therapy. All concede it is not typical Mucha-Habermann's disease, and it is not typical

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