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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Following organizations serve the condition "Mycosis fungoides" for support, advocacy or research.

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 249 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in mycosis fungoides.
 

Author(s): Angelo Atalla, Abrahão Elias Hallack Neto, Denise Bittencourt Siqueira, Gabriela Cumani Toledo

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;88(6 Suppl 1):216-9.

 

Mycosis Fungoides is typically an indolent disease in early stages. However, approximately 30% of patients have advanced staged disease at presentation and 20% will develop it at some time. These patients have a poorer prognosis with a median survival of 2-4 years. The only curative ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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Neurolymphomatosis associated with erythrodermic mycosis fungoides.
 

Author(s): Satoshi Ogawa, Atsushi Fukunaga, Mami Kanata, Ayuko Kikuzawa, Toshinori Bito, Yoshihisa Otsuka, Kenji Sekiguchi, Nobuyuki Oka, Chikako Nishigori

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2014 Mar;94(2):227-8.

 

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2014

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A case of mycosis fungoides with large cell transformation associated with infliximab treatment.
 

Author(s): Hiraku Suga, Makoto Sugaya, Tetsuo Toyama, Hayakazu Sumida, Hideki Fujita, Asako Kogure, Atsuyuki Igarashi, Shinichi Sato

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2014 Mar;94(2):233-4.

 

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2014

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The terms "Mycosis fungoides" returned 24 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mycosis fungoides in plaque stage with pronounced eosinophilic infiltration, folliculotropism, and concomitant invasive squamous cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Tadashi Terada

Journal: Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2013 ;6(4):749-56.

 

Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a relatively rare cutaneous T-cell malignancy. Only two cases of MF with marked eosinophilia have been reported. In addition, MF with concomitant squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) occurring in the site of MF has not been reported. The author reports herein a ...

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2013

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Non-mycosis fungoides cutaneous T-cell lymphomas: report of the 2011 Society for Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology workshop.
 

Author(s): Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Patty M Jansen, Marsha C Kinney, Steven H Swerdlow, Rein Willemze

Journal: Am. J. Clin. Pathol.. 2013 Apr;139(4):491-514.

 

Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) excluding mycosis fungoides (MF) were discussed in 2 sessions of the 2011 Society for Hematopathology/ European Association of Haematopathology Workshop, Los Angeles, CA. Session 2 focused on primary cutaneous CD30+ T-cell lymphoproliferative ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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Mycosis fungoides: report of the 2011 Society for Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology workshop.
 

Author(s): Sophie X Song, Rein Willemze, Steven H Swerdlow, Marsha C Kinney, Jonathan W Said

Journal: Am. J. Clin. Pathol.. 2013 Apr;139(4):466-90.

 

Session 1 of the 2011 Workshop of the Society for Hematopathology and European Association for Haematopathology focused on mycosis fungoides (MF), the most common cutaneous lymphoma. The 62 cases in this case group demonstrated a wide spectrum of clinicopathologic features, including ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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Lambrolizumab in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Stage IIB-IVB Mycosis Fungoides or Sezary Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Stage IIB Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Stage IIIA Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Stage IIIB Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Stage IVA Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Stage IVB Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014

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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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Stem Cell Transplant Therapy With Campath-1H for Treating Advanced Mycosis Fungoides and Sezary Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycosis Fungoides; Sezary Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2014

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