Mycosis fungoides

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Mycosis fungoides

Mycosis fungoides is a disease in which T-cell lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) become malignant (cancerous) and affect the skin. This condition is one of the most common types of T-cell lymphoma. Mycosis fungoides is characterized by a scaly, red rash that develops on the skin, particularly on areas that are not usually exposed to the sun. The rash may last for months or years without causing any symptoms. Over time, a thin, reddened, eczema-like rash may develop, followed by thickened, red patches of skin. Finally, tumors form which may develop into ulcers and become infected. Mycosis fungoides is difficult to cure. Treatment is usually palliative, with the intention of relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life.
 

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Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation

The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is an independent, nonprofit patient advocacy organization whose mission is supporting every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care and facilitating research.

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2013

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Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation

The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is an independent, nonprofit patient advocacy organization whose mission is supporting every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care and facilitating research.

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Last Updated: 6 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Mycosis fungoides" returned 392 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Granulomatous mycosis fungoides--a diagnostic challenge.
 

Author(s): Catharina Maria Freire de Lucena Pousa, Natália Solon Nery, Danielle Mann, Daniel Lago Obadia, Maria de Fátima Gonçalves Scotelaro Alves

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(4):554-6.

 

Granulomatous mycosis fungoides is a rare subtype of T-cell cutaneous lymphoma. Due to its clinical heterogenicity the diagnosis is delayed and based on histopathological and immuno-histochemical findings, sometimes requiring gene rearrangement studies for confirmation. We report ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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T-cell clonality assessment by next-generation sequencing improves detection sensitivity in mycosis fungoides.
 

Author(s): Kari E Sufficool, Christina M Lockwood, Haley J Abel, Ian S Hagemann, Jonathan A Schumacher, Todd W Kelley, Eric J Duncavage

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2015 Aug;73(2):228-36.e2.

 

T-cell receptor (TCR) clonality assessment is a principal diagnostic test in the management of mycosis fungoides (MF). However, current polymerase chain reaction-based methods may produce ambiguous results, often because of low abundance of clonal T lymphocytes, resulting in weak ...

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2015

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Mycosis fungoides mimicking nevoid hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola in an adolescent.
 

Author(s): Başak Yalçın, Güneş Gür, Duru Tabanlıoğlu-Onan, Özlem Ekici

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. ;56(5):565-7.

 

Mycosis fungoides is one of the great imitators in dermatology; it can mimic many dermatoses. Nevoid hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is a rare idiopathic disease with typical clinical features of verrucous thickening and brownish discoloration of the nipple, areola or both. ...

Last Updated: 29 May 2015

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The terms "Mycosis fungoides" returned 33 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Poikilodermatous mycosis fungoides: clinical and histopathological analysis of a case and literature review.
 

Author(s): Oleg Pankratov, Svetlana Gradova, Svetlana Tarasevich, Valentin Pankratov

Journal: Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2015 ;24(2):37-41.

 

Poikilodermatous mycosis fungoides is a rare distinct clinical variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), formerly referred to as poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans or parapsoriasis variegata. Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a malignant neoplasm of T-lymphocyte origin, most commonly memory ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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Phototherapy for mycosis fungoides.
 

Author(s): Sunil Dogra, Rahul Mahajan

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;81(2):124-35.

 

Both phototherapy and photochemotherapy have been used in all stages of mycosis fungoides since they improve the symptoms and have a favourable adverse effect profile.

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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New and established treatment options for mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome - an update.
 

Author(s): Susanne Dugas-Breit, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Christian Hallermann

Journal: J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2014 Jul;12(7):561-9.

 

At the time of diagnosis primary cutaneous lymphomas are limited to the skin. T-cell lymphomas represent at least two thirds of all primary cutaneous lymphomas with mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome being the most frequent entities. A precise staging based on clinical, histological, ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Low-Dose Total Skin Electron Therapy in Treating Patients With Refractory or Relapsed Stage IB-IIIA Mycosis Fungoides
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides; Refractory Mycosis Fungoides; Stage I Mycosis Fungoides; Stage II Mycosis Fungoides; Stage III Mycosis Fungoides

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2016

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Study of Alemtuzumab to Treat Advanced Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycosis Fungoides; Sezary Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2007

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