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

Mycosis fungoides and Kaposi's sarcoma association in an HIV-negative patient.
 

Author(s): Maria Carolina Prado Fleury Bariani, Luiz Fernando Fróes Fleury, Ana Maria Quinteiro Ribeiro, Siderley de Souza Carneiro, Tiago Arantes Pereira

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;91(5 suppl 1):108-110.

 

The association of mycosis fungoides and kaposi's sarcoma in HIV-negative patients is a rare phenomenon. The presence of human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) - associated with all forms of Kaposi's sarcoma - has also been recently identified in mycosis fungoides lesions. However, a causal ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2017

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Donor-derived mycosis fungoides following reduced intensity haematopoietic stem cell transplantation from a matched unrelated donor.
 

Author(s): Francesca A M Kinsella, Mohammad Rasoul Amel Kashipaz, Julia Scarisbrick, Ram Malladi

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A 46-year-old woman with a history of dasatinib-resistant chronic myeloid leukaemia, clonal evolution and monosomy 7 underwent reduced intensity conditioned in vivo T-cell-depleted allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a matched unrelated donor. Following ...

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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Topical Carmustine as Monotherapy or as Multimodality Therapy for Folliculotropic Mycosis Fungoides.
 

Author(s): Kelly M MacArthur, Neha Jariwala, Ellen J Kim, Alain H Rook

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2017 03;97(3):373-374.

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016

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The terms "Mycosis fungoides" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer consensus recommendations for the treatment of mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome - Update 2017.
 

Author(s): Franz Trautinger, Johanna Eder, Chalid Assaf, Martine Bagot, Antonio Cozzio, Reinhard Dummer, Robert Gniadecki, Claus-Detlev Klemke, Pablo L Ortiz-Romero, Evangelia Papadavid, Nicola Pimpinelli, Pietro Quaglino, Annamari Ranki, Julia Scarisbrick, Rudolf Stadler, Liisa Väkevä, Maarten H Vermeer, Sean Whittaker, Rein Willemze, Robert Knobler

Journal: Eur. J. Cancer. 2017 May;77():57-74.

 

In order to provide a common standard for the treatment of mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS), the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer-Cutaneous Lymphoma Task Force (EORTC-CLTF) published in 2006 its consensus recommendations for the stage-adapted ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2017

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Mycosis fungoides staged by 18F-flurodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography: Case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Lu Xu, Hua Pang, Jin Zhu, Xi Chen, Lili Guan, Jie Wang, Jing Chen, Ying Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(45):e5044.

 

Mycosis fungoides is a kind of malignant lymphoma arising from T cells, but primarily occurs in skin, and it is the most common type of cutaneous lymphoma. Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma but the most common type of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Because ...

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2016

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Mycosis fungoides patient accompanied actinic keratosis, actinic keratosis with squamous cell carcinoma transformation, and porokeratosis after NBUVB therapy - 1st case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Meng-Jie Zhao, Bilal Abdul-Fattah, Xiao-Ying Qu, Cui-Yan Wang, Xia Wang, Yi Ran, Ting Lai, Si-Yuan Chen, Chang-Zheng Huang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(41):e5043.

 

Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common form of primary cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Narrowband ultraviolet B light (NBUVB) is used increasingly in treating MF because of its good toleration and well-established management.

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016

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Safety and Effectiveness of A-dmDT390-bisFv(UCHT1) Fusion Protein in Subjects With Mycosis Fungoides
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycosis Fungoides

 

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2016

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TSEB and Brentuximab for Treatment of Mycosis Fungoides & Sezary Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycosis Fungoides; Sézary Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2017

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