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November 1978

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(11):1726-1727. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640230090037

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NEW ENGLAND DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY  Nov 12, 1975Terry P. Hadley, MD, Recorder

Mycosis Fungoides. Presented by Barbara Gilchrest, MD, and John Parrish, MD  A 55-year-old woman developed a pruritic eczematous eruption in 1971. For the next two years, the eruption was treated with topical fluorinated steroid creams under plastic occlusion, and the patient experienced partial clearing of the lesions. Between April and December 1973, she had 40% to 80% of her skin involved with plaques and nodules. Treatment with methoxsalen and long-wave ultraviolet (UV) light (PUVA) was begun in January 1974. There was complete resolution of the lesions after one month, and she remained totally free of lesions for 19 months, with weekly maintenance doses. During the past three months, she has noted occasional plaques involving less than 1% of her body surface. The only side-effect of the therapy

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