J. B. Block, M.D.; J. H. Edgcomb, M.D.; A. Z. Eisen, M.D.; E. J. Van Scott, M.D.
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Mycosis fungoides is considered to be a member of the group of malignant lymphomas. Because its earliest manifestations are cutaneous, mycosis fungoides is particularly suited to studies of natural history and pathogenesis which may have application to the lymphomas. Thirty-eight patients with mycosis fungoides, seen over an eight-year period, provide the case material of this study. In this group, 21 patients died, and 17 were autopsied.
It was found that mycosis fungoides almost always began as a chronic benign dermatitis, and only rarely was cutaneous tumor the initial manifestation. Subsequently, all patients developed skin tumors which were histologically characteristic of
Block JB, Edgcomb JH, Eisen AZ, et al. Mycosis Fungoides: Natural History and Relationship to Other Malignant Lymphomas.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:693. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-693_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):693.
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